Highly constructed case but yes, I would. If I were able to interview them privately without anyone knowing I did. What would interest me most in that case is why they did not want things to change.Maybe I didn't relay my question well. I'll put it another way:
If you were able to interview/survey rideshare drivers personally, and discovered that nearly all of them do not want your help and want to retain their independent contractor status, would you honor their wishes and vote to support their position?
I may have not been very clear, sorry about that. I'll reword it:That's not at all clear to me. For that to be true, the job would have to be the current source of health care (as opposed to say a main dayjob which was the original point of the rideshare economy); remain available; to be able to afford those benefits; the driver would still have to be in the job; and it assumes there would not be a national healthcare program when the time came.
I think the chance of all those remaining true is pretty small for most people.
Yup, my „socialist“ health care is one thing I would never want to give up.That makes me snicker because only Americans find that idea abhorrent. To the rest of us, that scenario is every day and we like it that way.
Just as much as it’s up to you. This is just my opinion.
Frankly, if someone‘s business idea is to underpay while not having to keep standards, it‘s not a good business idea and corporate welfare - guess who picks up the tab if „free lance contractors“ do not earn enough to make an honest living.
I assume you are not working for minimum wage or less with zero security or benefits. Neither am I, btw, but I don‘t expect anyone to do it for my benefit.
Americans have always cared a bit more about freedom. Forcing one person to work for another's needs is slavery, no matter how euphemistically attractive it's packaged.That makes me snicker because only Americans find the idea [of paying other people's medical bills] abhorrent.
That makes me snicker because only Americans find that idea abhorrent. To the rest of us, that scenario is every day and we like it that way.
From a 2015 Survey on charitable giving from Pulse Opinion Research:Its more about how its done. People say this stuff to imply Americans are selfish or cruel yet America has the highest rate of private giving in the world.
Highly constructed case but yes, I would. If I were able to interview them privately without anyone knowing I did. What would interest me most in that case is why they did not want things to change.
Return question: If you knew a couple and knew that one of them regularly beat up the other one, but that person told you it‘s fine and (s)he probably deserved it, would you do anything or respect his/her wishes and do nothing? Oh, in this scenario, let‘s assume that you would pay part of that person‘s medical bill via your taxes.