By Tom Slee
“Building upon his past empirical evaluations, 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 middle for legislations & 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 photo of businesses that experience outfitted up titanic marketplace valuations through externalizing their charges and sidestepping laws designed to guard shoppers. This booklet is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former government director of the Wikimedia Foundation
“Tom Slee's crucial new e-book exhibits that the sharing economic system has little or no to do with sharing. Slee makes use of wit, readability, and evidence to demolish the self-serving mythologies of Silicon Valley marketers and work out what Uber, Amazon and their type are quite up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technology learn Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technology and overseas affairs, George Washington University
“In this lucid and rigorous e-book, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing financial system, revealing hidden and sometimes troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. so as to know how web companies particularly 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 actual influence of renowned start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the precise antidote to sharing economic climate hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed analyzing for somebody attracted to expertise and monetary justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again strength and tradition within the electronic Age
The information is filled with their names, supposedly the leading edge of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and plenty of extra businesses have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”—and they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest switch within the American crew in over a century,” in keeping with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.
But this new wave of know-how businesses is funded and prompt by means of very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing financial system damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly secure parts of our lives, and provides the chance for a couple of humans to make fortunes through harmful groups and pushing weak members to tackle unsustainable risk.
Drawing on unique empirical learn, Slee indicates that the pleasant language of sharing, belief, and group mask a darker reality.