How depending on a platform is a ticket to financial ruin, and what to do about it

UC Berkeley economist J Bradford DeLong’s wide-ranging Reinvent interview covers a lot of ground, but is especially fascinating on the long-term trajectory of small businesspeople who bet their commercial futures on platforms — he uses Uber drivers as an example, but this has implications in lots of sectors.

Source: Boing Boing (published under a Creative Commons license)