One study shows that Uber drivers make around $14 an hour, before accounting for maintenance and fuel costs. (Photo: iStock)

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich has a few ideas on how to improve conditions and wages for workers in the “gig economy.”

Reich, who served as labor secretary during the Clinton administration and has become a prominent voice for liberal economic solutions — including on behalf of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign — is troubled by the gig economy, which he told Buzzfeed is both a “product and a cause” of income inequality and wage stagnation.

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