By Tom Slee
“Building upon his prior 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; school 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 photo of businesses that experience equipped up significant industry valuations through externalizing their expenditures and sidestepping rules 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 booklet indicates that the sharing economic climate 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 technological know-how learn Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technology and foreign affairs, George Washington University
“In this lucid and rigorous ebook, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing financial system, revealing hidden and sometimes troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. a good way to know how net companies quite 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 impression of renowned start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the right antidote to sharing economic system hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed examining for an individual drawn to know-how and fiscal 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 team in over a century,” in line with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.
But this new wave of expertise 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 secure components of our lives, and offers the chance for a number of humans to make fortunes by means of harmful groups and pushing susceptible participants to tackle unsustainable risk.
Drawing on unique empirical examine, Slee indicates that the pleasant language of sharing, belief, and group mask a darker reality.