Episode 12

Published on:

29th Jun 2020

Episode #12: A Raucous Debate Over the 'Gig Economy', Uber Driver Sues Uber, When Doxxing Goes Too Far, VIP Parties and Root Bear

Cam and Ewan debate the 'gig economy', going back and forth over whether millennials and Gen Z have lucked out with all the cool digital opportunities, or whether they're stuck building a career with scraps of work here and there without any benefits. The debate stems from an Uber driver in Toronto who is suing Uber, claiming he's an employee of the company and not a contractor.

Then we dive into the controversial practice of doxxing and whether it's justified to punish bad behavior. Mob justice doesn't come without risks, of course.

We also talk about a surprising milestone in the music world, the origins of the A&W Root Bear and its catchy jingle, and the economics around VIP parties.

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Cam MacMurchy

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Cam has more than 13 years of experience in corporate and digital communications including senior leadership roles at large listed companies such as MTR, HKEX, and Tencent. He was a journalist in a past life, and still contributes to popular Apple news website 9to5Mac.com and curates a regular newsletter on PR and communications called Digital Bits. He also co-founded and lead The Nanfang, a popular China news and social site, with Ewan from 2011 to 2016.

Ewan Christie

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Ewan is a founding Partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a boutique litigation firm specializing in Employment Law. He was also a co-founder of The Nanfang, a popular news and information site based in Southern China from 2011-2016.