The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
To me it seems that these companies take most of the profit and none of the risk. They are externalizing that risk on the customer and the person providing the service. Why are they not just hiring these people as contract I-9 employees? They claim to be unable to process local taxes but constantly tout how dynamic and advanced their platforms are. I am definitely in favor of making them hire people or at least forcing them to pay local taxes.