The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the old order – and theyve 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.
In Whats Yours Is Mine, internationally acclaimed 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.
This revised and updated edition of Slees original smart and searing critique includes a new foreword by the author.
Narrator: Nathalie Toriel
Duration: 7 hours 32 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2004
Publisher: Between the Lines