Corporations have a vested interest in selling the idea that "freelancing" or "gigging" is the path to wild riches. They can then crowd source their labor for pennies, and escape paying benefits to full time employees. Meanwhile, the labor force suffers a race to the bottom ensues under a desperate flood of job seekers. Sure, outsourcers like Fasulo might get rich by paying slave wages to the crowd to fill her orders, but mostly, people just suffer. Not at all surprised CNBC would push this narrative.

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