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Political Science Media & Internet

What’s Yours is Mine

Against the Sharing Economy, 2nd Edition

by (author) Tom Slee

Publisher
Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
Category
Media & Internet, Economic Conditions, Political Advocacy
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771132534
    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
    $18.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771133401
    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price
    $18.00

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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 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.

In What’s 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 Slee’s original “smart and searing critique” includes a new foreword by the author.

About the author

Tom Slee writes about technology, politics, and economics and in the last two years has become a leading critic of the sharing economy. He has a PhD in theoretical chemistry, a long career in the software industry, and his bookNo One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart is a game-theoretical investigation of individual choice that has been used in university economics, philosophy and sociology courses. He lives in Waterloo, Canada and blogs at www.tomslee.net.

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