Alan Krueger

How Trump and an Obamacare rollback could affect the growing gig economy in 2017

How Trump and an Obamacare rollback could affect the growing gig economy in 2017

If you're accustomed to traditional employment — a steady biweekly paycheck, reliable health benefits and a 401(k) with company match — Gabby Golub's patchwork of jobs might send you into a panic.

Golub cobbles together a living chauffeuring passengers through the ride-hailing app Lyft, working part-time in the IT department at her old high school and sketching chalkboard art for restaurants and other businesses on a freelance basis. Sometimes one gig leads to another, such as when a conversation with a Lyft passenger got her a job doing illustrations for a children's book.

"I enjoy the hustle so much more than the grind of full-time work," said Golub, 24, who...

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