Reclaim the citizen from the consumer

Law making often lags behind technology, and this loophole in regulation is exploited by neoliberal actors to convert citizens into consumers. Celebration of the gig economy is often premature. Ask the delivery boy for the e commerce ‘App’ economy, who begs for a bottle of water to drink in the 40 degree Delhi heat. The cabbies for Uber and OLA often do not follow the unpredictable Google Maps, and still prefer to ask the corner shop owner for directions. 

The band aid tech industry titans do not get the context. Well, valuations matter more.


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