CNBC: Uber drivers are 'independent contractors.' Here's how tax reform can settle the issue

Uber drivers are 'independent contractors.' Here's how tax reform can settle the issue

The Act reflects where our country's economy is going and that's why leading companies like Handy, Instacart, Glamsquad, Saucey, DoorDash and Postmates have all publicly thrown their support behind it. Together, these companies connect thousands of Americans to new work opportunities every day. Why does this really matter?

Observer: Why Would Anyone Be a Member of Either Political Party?

Why Would Anyone Be a Member of Either Political Party?

I don't like being told what to think, and I never have. So when I left the Democratic Party and became an independent a few years ago, it was a long time coming. Being told that I could only consider myself sufficiently progressive and evolved if I passed a purity test based primarily on the self-interest of the people arbitrating my moral fitness didn't work for me.

Inc: How Can Other Companies Benefit from the NFL's Recent Genius PR Pivot?

How Can Other Companies Benefit from the NFL's Recent Genius PR Pivot?

You've got to hand it to the NFL. They may send their employees into situations every single day that cause brain damage - and then lie shamelessly about it. They may have blackballed Colin Kaepernick from the league. But a brand new offensive lineman named Trump created an unexpected hole in the line and the league brilliantly ran right through it.

Inc: This Is Why It's Not the NFL's Fault We Can't Expect Their Ratings To Keep Up

This Is Why It's Not the NFL's Fault We Can't Expect Their Ratings To Keep Up

NFL ratings are down again. Last season, they blamed declining ratings on Trump and the election. They've already blamed Hurricane Irma for the low ratings this season. In anticipation of a continued ratings slump, we put together a list of ready-made excuses for the league - this way they don't have to acknowledge that their product causes brain damage, turning off more and more viewers.

Observer: Money Doesn’t Buy Friendship With Politicians. Just Ask Harvey Weinstein.

Money Doesn't Buy Friendship With Politicians. Just Ask Harvey Weinstein.

On Thursday night, The New York Times published a piece entitled " Democrats, Seeking to Disavow Weinstein, Plan to Give His Donations to Charity," which explained that politicians like Pat Leahy, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Martin Heinrich are now distancing themselves from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment became public.

Inc: If Success is Variable,

If Success is Variable,

The more I fail -- and the more I succeed -- the more my definition of success evolves. In the past eighteen months, I've had plenty of failures: the SuperPAC I launched to try to find a better Mayor for New York City fell flat, the tv pilot I wrote has completely stalled, and one of the subsidiaries of our holding company is effectively defunct.

Observer: Alabama Republicans Teach Trump a Lesson: It’s Not All About Him

Alabama Republicans Teach Trump a Lesson: It's Not All About Him

It's not about you, and it never really is. Donald Trump learned this last night when Republican voters in Alabama chose Roy Moore over Trump's preferred candidate, Luther Strange, in a special election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat. Trump's immigration ban and attack on NFL players who kneel down for their beliefs wasn't enough.

Recode: Want members of Congress to get stuff done? Let’s let them work from home, too.

Want members of Congress to get stuff done? Let's let them work from home, too.

Donald Trump was right about one thing: Washington, D.C., and the inside-the-Beltway culture certainly is a swamp. The interests of the connected, the powerful and the highly ideological are so prevalent, so pervasive, that there's really no escape. But while "draining the swamp" may be a great slogan, there's no sign that anything is actually changing.

POLITICO: How to save the Rust Belt

How to save the Rust Belt

Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much these days, but virtually everyone from both parties agrees that working-class voters in the Rust Belt are struggling. President Donald Trump won the support of the "forgotten men and women of our country" with promises to build a wall and renegotiate trade deals.

Inc: A To Do List for Uber's New CEO

A To Do List for Uber's New CEO

It was a surprise, but a pleasant one. Neither Meg Whitman nor Jeff Immelt felt quite right to lead Uber back into the world's good graces and into the public capital markets. As a shareholder, I'm economically invested in securing a new CEO who can solve the company's cultural problems and take us public.

Inc: Here's Why Mobile Voting in the U.S. is Worth the Risk

Here's Why Mobile Voting in the U.S. is Worth the Risk

Happy with the results of last year's Presidential election? How about Congress? Think they're getting the job done? How about your Mayor, your Governor, your state legislature, your city council? Odds are, you're dissatisfied with at least one of them (actually, odds are you're dissatisfied with all of them) and odds are you didn't vote in all of the elections that produced them.