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When Did The Gig Economy Begin?

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:18pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:12pm
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When some people think of the gig economy, companies like Uber, Lyft, Etsy and Ebay quickly come to mind. But a Cornell University professor says the seeds of the gig economy were planted long before.

Louis Hyman is an economic historian and author of the book "Temp: How American Business and the American Dream Became Temporary."

The Show talked to him about when the workplace started to change.

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