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 abode; 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 gigantic industry valuations through externalizing their expenses and sidestepping laws designed to guard shoppers. This e-book is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former government director of the Wikimedia Foundation
“Tom Slee's crucial new ebook indicates that the sharing financial 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 determine what Uber, Amazon and their style are relatively up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technological know-how learn Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technological know-how and overseas affairs, George Washington University
“In this lucid and rigorous publication, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing economic system, revealing hidden and infrequently troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. so that you can know the way 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 genuine impression of well known start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the right antidote to sharing economic climate hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed interpreting for an individual drawn to know-how and financial justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again energy and tradition within the electronic Age
The information is filled 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 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 via 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 destructive groups and pushing susceptible members to tackle unsustainable risk.
Drawing on unique empirical learn, Slee indicates that the pleasant language of sharing, belief, and neighborhood mask a darker reality.