COVID-19 is putting the global economy in bad shape, but those working in the gig economy seem to get it worse. In exchange for autonomy and flexibility few desk-bound employees enjoy, those working in the gig economy forgo benefits such as annual leave, medical insurance and other forms of employment protection afforded to full-time and … Continue reading Is the gig economy really creating a permanent underclass? (1)
Declaring that writing is a medium, and industry, in irreversible decline isn’t something new. From the apparent meaninglessness of book authorship wrought upon by market logic to apocalyptic visions of a post-text future (as The New York Time’s Farhad Manjoo and Gawker’s Jordan Sargent had purported), writing appears headed for perpetual crisis.
Growing up, I was a kid in love with ideas and stories. Having kiddos perpetually glued to a screen wasn’t in fashion then, and every Sunday at Grandma’s I would take a hula hoop, pretend it was a magic school-bus, and take my younger cousins on field trips to make-believe realms filled with … Continue reading Hey Singapore, the future is in our own backyard.