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The Gig Economy to the Rescue

Americans have been urged to “social distance” and those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to self-quarantine. A decade ago this would have been unpleasant but also impractical for most people. Fortunately, there’s now an app, or many, many apps, for that.

Uber and Lyft launched the so-called gig economy a decade ago with apps that connect riders with drivers. These apps now let customers order rides, groceries and food delivery through their smartphones. Now many Americans who must commute to work can hail a ride…

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