What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

Tom Slee

“Building upon his earlier empirical opinions, Tom Slee explains how ‘sharing economy’ businesses have used feel-good rhetoric to masks intolerant and irresponsible enterprise models.”
—Chris Jay Hoofnagle, lecturer in place of abode; college director,
Berkeley heart for legislation & Technology

“The Sharing economic system frames its critics as Luddites, bureaucrats and rent-seekers, yet Tom Slee is none of those. A considerate technologist, Slee paints a well-researched photograph of businesses that experience outfitted up large marketplace valuations via externalizing their expenses and sidestepping rules designed to guard shoppers. This publication is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former govt director of the Wikimedia Foundation

“Tom Slee's crucial new booklet indicates that the sharing economic system has little or no to do with sharing. Slee makes use of wit, readability, and proof to demolish the self-serving mythologies of Silicon Valley marketers and work out what Uber, Amazon and their style are rather up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technology examine Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technology and foreign affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous publication, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing economic climate, revealing hidden and sometimes troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. that will know how net companies fairly function, What’s Yours Is Mine is where to start.” —Nicholas Carr, writer of The Shallows and The Glass Cage

“In a box crowded with tech-utopian blowhards and app-happy snake oil salesmen, Tom Slee stands aside. His laser-sharp insights concerning the genuine influence of renowned start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the suitable antidote to sharing economic system hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed examining for an individual attracted to know-how and monetary justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again energy and tradition within the electronic Age

The information is stuffed with their names, supposedly the forefront of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and lots of extra businesses have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”—and they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest swap within the American crew in over a century,” in accordance with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.

But this new wave of know-how businesses is funded and urged through very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economic system damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly safe parts of our lives, and provides the chance for a number of humans to make fortunes via harmful groups and pushing susceptible participants to tackle unsustainable risk.

Drawing on unique empirical study, Slee indicates that the pleasant language of sharing, belief, and group mask a darker reality.

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