Yep. If we're going to move to the gig economy full bore, we need a set of social structures in place to make sure more of us don't fall through the cracks. If that means an incredibly vast expansion of the social safety net by the state, then these gig companies are going to need to pay their share of taxes to fund it. It might be cheaper for them in the long run to do so. The question is how we do that, as we have been or do we move ahead into a system that includes a basic income that people supplement via gig jobs? This is a libertarian answer to the question, I think, FWIW. I do think we need to debate these and work out any kinks and make it people centric and not prone the market vagaries if something like this is to work. I still wonder if it's a boon to corporations to have a basic income model by the state, where they can continue to cut costs by underpaying employees.
So much to consider and the changes are happening so rapidly that it's hard to get a handle on things.