What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy

By Tom Slee

“Building upon his past 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 dwelling; college director,
Berkeley middle for legislation & Technology

“The Sharing economic climate 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 equipped up substantial industry valuations through externalizing their expenses and sidestepping rules designed to guard shoppers. This publication 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 climate 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 determine what Uber, Amazon and their variety are particularly up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technological know-how learn Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technological know-how and foreign affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous booklet, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing financial system, revealing hidden and sometimes troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. with the intention 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 in regards to the actual impression of well known start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the right antidote to sharing financial system hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed analyzing for an individual drawn to know-how and financial justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again strength 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 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 advised through very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economic climate damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly safe parts of our lives, and offers the chance for a number of humans to make fortunes through harmful groups and pushing weak contributors to tackle unsustainable risk.

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

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