A root of this issue is the 18th, 19th and 20th century concepts of employees / employers and an outdated set of definitions. Like so many modern issues near and dear, we will have to reassess out fundamental assumptions about all kinds of things, this being just one.
I disagree. The fundamental concepts of employee and employer are as true now as they were then. It may take some time, but modern-day legal tools are more than capable of sorting out uber's employment issues without any fundamental shift in thought.
Many employees do not get benefits.
It's not a dichotomy. Benefits are one factor tending to show that a person is an employee. Employee and independent contractors is not a black-and-white status, it's a sliding scale.
It's France, they do strange things in Europe. For instance when Muslims kill French people, the French respond by harassing Jews. It's not for us to judge, it's a part of the rich European cultural heritage.
It's Slashdot, they do strange things on the Internet. For example, when a poster discusses the use of Apple computers, the trolls respond by bringing up islamophobic ideas and allude to the holocaust. It's not for us to judge, it's a part of the rich Internet cultural heritage.
but Adobe never did understand the value of efficient data structures.
They developed the PDF standard, which was designed from the ground up to be transferred in a stream and rendered quickly. Don't hate the tech just because they're a proprietary company.
"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]