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Pandemic Shipping Delays: Why Deliveries Are So Slow - The Atlantic

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"These app delivery services are at best an economic mirage and at worst expanding misery by making it too easy to ignore their true cost — financial, human and community — in the name of convenience;  they pay for themselves partly by squeezing more from the people with the least power in the transaction. Most of these companies are now trying to buy out competitors, raise prices, or squeeze couriers or restaurants for better terms. Or they are hoping that the companies’ economics stink less as they deliver more types of goods and bigger orders. A series of articles this week and an investigation  painted a picture of impossible demands on delivery workers for a multitude of app-based services."

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