Live Oxford Debate: Do "Gig Economy" Workers Need Protection?

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Come watch a live debate on the contentious topic of the "gig economy."

Here's the final debate resolution:
"We must end the exploitation of 'independent contractors' by passing legislation that appropriately classifies workers and reaffirms their rights."

Chuck (https://www.meetup.com/debateclub-6/members/80554492/) and Rob (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/members/191279019/)
will team up against Paul and Jeremy to engage in a civil and thoughtful debate on this topic.

The debate will be in an "Oxford-style" format (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate#Oxford-style_debating).

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The event schedule:

7:00 -- doors open
7:30 -- introduction by the moderator
7:45 to 9:45 -- the debate!
9:45 to 10:00 -- event wrap-up

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The NYCPF is a nonpartisan organization. As such, we do not promote or advocate on behalf of any particular issues or causes. Rather, our aim is to foster independent, critical thinking by exchange of views with the highest level of intellectual rigor.

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