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 abode; school 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 photograph of businesses that experience equipped up gigantic industry valuations through externalizing their charges 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 ebook indicates that the sharing financial 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 relatively up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social technology study Council's electronic tradition Initiative; professor of political technological know-how and overseas affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous ebook, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing financial system, revealing hidden and infrequently troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. with a view to know how net companies rather 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 influence of well known start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the proper antidote to sharing economic system hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed analyzing for a person drawn to expertise 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 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 team in over a century,” in keeping with former Secretary of work Robert Reich.

But this new wave of expertise 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 financial system damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly safe parts of our lives, and offers the chance for a couple of humans to make fortunes via destructive groups and pushing susceptible members to tackle unsustainable risk.

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

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