Numlock Sunday: Alison Griswold on Prop 22 and the Sharing Economy

By Walt Hickey

Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.

This week, I spoke to Alison Griswold, the writer of Oversharing, a newsletter about the sharing economy.

The newsletter’s been on a bit of a hiatus because Alison’s left Quartz and started a graduate degree, but it will return soon, particularly because of the topic we talked about here: the passage of Proposition 22 in California, and what it means for the broader state of the sharing economy.

The plebicite’s passage in California will have global reverberations, and now that the dust has settled I wanted to talk about how these companies have used political might in the past and what their success on 22 means for the state of labor moving forward.

Alison can be found at Oversharing and on Twitter.

This interview has been condensed and edited.

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