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Prof. John Horton comments on labor practices of sharing economy businesses like TaskRabbit

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Excerpt from The New Yorker -- "This isn’t to say that TaskRabbit is to blame for the present state of affairs; in fact, it’s probably helping underemployed people find work that might otherwise have been difficult to track down. 'Increasing demand for relatively low-skilled people is an attractive proposition,' [John] Horton told me. 'Sometimes the sharing-economy rhetoric is sort of BS-y. It really is rich people buying from poor people. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.'”

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