This year, workers’ rights, the economy, and wealth distribution are focal points in the campaigns of progressive Democratic candidates, particularly US senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Andrew Yang. But do the candidates have a clear policy for government reform that integrates the new nature of business and protects gig workers?
After the days spent traveling New Hampshire in search of novel insights prognosticating the coming months of our political spectacle, of inroads to the minds of candidates and organizers seeking leadership roles in our market of ideas and government jobs, to compare the frame of mind of the wide-eyed visiting volunteers and resident voters of outsize influence with those in my home community, and to generally learn whether I could fairly expect my anxieties to be quieted by our process, I was left vexed.
Music is the original gig economy, and the concerns of the musical underclass are shaped by America at large.
“I don’t care if they’re young or old, I want them to have a good mind, to be able to have some good policies.”
“We try to echo what Granny Haddock did and show determination that we can get this fixed. Because every issue you can think of—climate, health care, education—is not gonna happen until we get big money out of politics.”