The Gig Economy & E-Hailing Services: Prospects & Potentials Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak in Malaysia

John McAfee defines the gig economy as an empowerment and the gig economy is currently blooming at unprecedented speed along current technology streamlines.According to the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), ‘e-hailing’ is defined as a term used for ordering a car, bike, taxi, or any other type of transportation pick-up by using electronic devices such as smartphones or personal computers. As the consumers, we can now settle the bill electronically all through an app. This also provides an opportunity for individuals to gain…

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Stock market charts are seen during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 28, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. - Losses on Wall Street deepened following a bruising open, as global markets were poised to conclude their worst week since 2008 with another rout. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

PUTRA 101: Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic On The Malaysian Economy

While some have argued that economics is a technical subject, others may argue that, quoting Ha-Joon Chang, the author of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’, “95% of economics is common sense deliberately made complicated”.Based on the book ‘The Econocracy: the perils of leaving economics to the experts’ written by three English young economist-academicians in 2017, economics has become too complex for the common people to participate, giving the effect that they are not entitled to an opinion and there is no way for them to enact…

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Mac -- Pekerja kedai makan dilihat mengemas kerusi dan meja berikutan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan di bawah Akta Pencegahan dan Pengawalan Penyakit Berjangkit 1988 dan Akta Polis 1967 mulai 18 Mac hingga 31 Mac ini sebagai langkah pencegahan penularan COVID-19. Bagaimanapun, Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP) Datuk Aexander Nanta Linggi dalam satu kenyataan hari ini berkata, restoran dan kedai makan boeh meneruskan operasi namun pelanggan hanya dibenarkan membungkus atau membuat penghantaran makanan mereka ke tempat masing-masing. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

PUTRA 101: Kesan Pandemik COVID-19 Kepada Ekonomi Malaysia

Ramai yang menyangka bahawa ekonomi adalah subjek yang terlalu teknikal dan untuk memahaminya memerlukan seseorang itu mempunyai kepakaran khusus. Namun pengarang buku ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’, Ha-Joon Chang, berpandangan bahawa 95% perbincangan isu-isu ekonomi telah dengan sengaja dirumitkan. Berdasarkan buku ‘The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to The Experts’ pula,  perbincangan berkaitan ekonomi juga telah menjadi subjek yang begitu sukar untuk diwacanakan secara umum oleh masyarakat awam. Hal ini telah memberi kesan tidak langsung kepada masyarakat umum bahawa mereka tidak layak untuk mengutarakan pandangan…

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