The Good, The Bad, And the (Downright) Ugly Things About the Gig Economy

With around 50% of the US workforce tipped to be employed in the gig economy by 2020, what IS attracting all those people to this new way of working? And why is there a plethora of freelancing “platforms” being launched around the world? There must be something pretty special happening, as it almost sounds like a return to the good ole “gold rush” days!