Whats Yours Is Mine

Whats Yours Is Mine Reading Whats Yours Is Mine Author Tom Slee Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The News Is Full Of Their Names, Supposedly The Vanguard Of A Rethinking Of Capitalism Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, And Many Companies Have A Mandate Of Disruption And Upending The Old Order And They Ve Succeeded In Effecting The Biggest Change In The American Workforce In Over A Century, According To Former Secretary Of Labor Robert Reich.But This New Wave Of Technology Companies Is Funded And Steered By Very Old School Venture Capitalists And In What S Yours Is Mine, Technologist Tom Slee Argues The So Called Sharing Economy Damages Development, Extends Harsh Free Market Practices Into Previously Protected Areas Of Our Lives, And Presents The Opportunity For A Few People To Make Fortunes By Damaging Communities And Pushing Vulnerable Individuals To Take On Unsustainable Risk.Drawing On Original Empirical Research, Slee Shows That The Friendly Language Of Sharing, Trust, And Community Masks A Darker Reality.

  • 4.4
  • 799
  • English
  • 02 July 2018
  • Paperback
  • 212 pages
  • 9781682190227
  • Whats Yours Is Mine
  • Tom Slee

10 thoughts on “Whats Yours Is Mine

  1. Scott says:

    I ve travelled around the US staying in people s spare Airbnb rooms, I ve booked awesome Airbnb places across Australia, and I ll soon be staying in Airbnb apartments across Europe I ve used Uber often, and found it far superior to the often rude and grumpy taxi services available in Melbourne.In saying that, I m not blind to the problems Airbnb can cause, and in all honesty, I wouldn t want to live next door to an apartment being hired through them I m also aware of Uber s shady business model pretending their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees while continually reducing their wages which is something turns my stomach Tom Slee s What s yours is Mine investigates these and other darker areas of the sharing economy and cogently argues that these companies aren t about sharing at all It provides much food for thought.Slee argues that these companies like Uber and Airbnb are set up to work in legal grey areas that cities usually turn a blind eye to on a small scale, such ...

  2. Benjamin says:

    This book is not against sharing however it is against giant corporations evading laws and public safety by claiming to not actually be companies Which seems to be what AirBnb, Uber and their lot have become, if you actually look at how they operate and their revenune and not the rhetoric Many successful open movements grow in a consistent pattern The movement starts by appealing to egalitarian ideals, and relies on claims that openness can redress the balance with powerful institutions As an openness movement grows, the smart money learns how to work with it Sometimes that smart money comes from those who seemed to be threatened so business grows around the open commons Of the sharing economy one by one these promises have been broken instead of producing a level playing field, openness has replaced one set of powerful institution with another, often even powerful set ideals of digital openness have been repeatedly appropriated for private gain In summary In a few short years the Sharing Economy has gone from the generosity of What s mine is yours to the self interest of What s yours is mine , as the non commercial values invoked by the phrase sharing economy have been left behind or reduced to public relations exercises what started as an appeal to to community, p...

  3. Dora Okeyo says:

    I am not an Economist but I am involved in economy often as a consumer and sometimes a producer I am in awe of how the author breaks down sharing economy and how he uses examples of innovations that are well known like Uber and AirBnB.It is true that the sharing economy does appeal to ideals like equality, the essence of community and sustainability and it is also true that these companies or stakeholders use the same ideals to make massive private fortunes and we ought to question all this, in terms of what impact will it have on the future and without technology and the internet how sustainable would they be Do they offer long term solutions to complex social problems I took my ...

  4. Griseo says:

    B sicamente explica c mo la revoluci n de la econom a colaborativa en realidad es una revoluci n libertarianista, incluso nos cuenta como m s de una de sus principales figuras idolatran a Ayn Rand el CEO de Uber, por ejemplo.La econom a colaborativa no se trata de una nueva revoluci n industrial, sino de una revoluci n libertarianista De la revoluci n de empresas expertas en evasi n fiscal, empresas que tampoco pagan impuestos, que no aseguran ni dan garant as de ning n tipo a empleados ni a clientes, que los medios de producci n que la empresa posee son la propiedad privada del empleado, que les da igual encarecer los precios ante desastres naturales o atentados con la excusa de que es que ahora hay m s demanda y todo lo autorregula la mano invisible del mercado , y que se esconde bajo un discurso tecnol gico revolucionario En definitiva, el s lvese qui n pueda.En este libro veremos no s lo las empresas tipo Airbnb o Uber, sino empresas que son, por ejemplo, el Uber de la limpieza de casa, de los repartos, de los fontaneros y alba iles, o de los microprestamos Tambi n dedica parte de un cap tulo mostrar c mo el movimiento de los datos abiertos Open Data en los gobiernos ha acabado beneficiando a empresas m s que a ciudadanos como es el caso de las empresas de seguros y de ...

  5. jasmine sun says:

    kind of overviewy obvious, wish it was rigorous and less anecdotal

  6. Joffre Villanueva says:

    Interesante cr tica a las grandes empresas de la Econom a colaborativa, a su falta de responsabilidad y a las presiones desreguladoras que est n ejerciendo en todo el mundo.Un libro desmitificador de las supuestas bondades de Uber, Airbnb y otros.

  7. Julie Hudson says:

    The author makes a very good argument against the sharing economy and it certainly made me think again about my views of AirBnB and Uber and they way they can bypass legislation that is usually there to protect us It s a shame that great sounding sharing bus...

  8. Terry Freedman says:

    It used to be quite common for people to draw a distinction between the online world and what they called the real world Indeed, judging by the way some people put just about every aspect of their private lives on social media, not everyone understands even today that that distinction is a false one.If you harbour any doubts about this, consider the so called sharing economy Armed with just a smartphone and a few well chosen apps, you can arrange to have your home cleaned, a meal delivered, a place to stay on vacation and a car to take you to the airport.The most famous examples of such services are, of course, Airbnb and Uber, but there are many others I ve always had my doubts about such services because of the horror stories one sometimes reads about in the newspapers, such as cab passengers being sexually assaulted and poor attention to health and safety in holiday accommodation.But, as this well researched book makes clear, these are not the only costs The providers of such services, by which I mean the people actually driving the cabs or delivering the meals, often make less than the minimum wage To add insult to injury, they have no workers entitlements such as sick pay, holiday ...

  9. Mike Maurer says:

    Here is a book that looks under the covers at what the Sharing Economy is and how it is causing undermining regulated businesses This isn t a happy picture The original ideals of sharing have been subverted by for profit businesses What used to be fair and for extra cash is now full time or employment for those doing the work The companies involved don t really care, that is what is most evident from the first sources Everything is on the shoulders of either the service provider i....

  10. J says:

    First 100 pages 4.5 starsLast 100 pages 1 starThe author has a very progressive worldview anti corporation, pro regulation, sees racial other forms of discrimination everywhere However, he also has a sharp mind and good research The first 100 pages contain business case studies of major sharing economy businesses I found it fascinating to read, even if I disagreed with his resulting conclusions It is a joy to connect with a...

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