"It combines all the evils of the employment-based world with none of its safeguards, while taking on the appearance of a just economic system. They want to argue that Uber is just like having a personal taximan in your town, but in reality it's a soul-crushing employment situation where they won't even supply the tools of employment."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.