Branko Milanovic has much to say which is extremely enlightening. His work on whose incomes have risen as a result of globalisation – the elephant curve – puts to the sword the idea that it is only the rich who have benefited for example.
Unfortunately at other times his thinking betrays his Marxist roots:
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These new markets are fragmented, in the sense that they seldom require a sustained full day of work. Thus commodification goes together with the gig economy.