Tom Slee – The Sharing Economy’s Dirty Laundry

Link to an article by Tom Slee:

“The Sharing Economy’s Dirty Laundry”

Bonus links: “Raw Deals” and “Uber’s Consumer Democracy” and “Is Uber’s Business Model Screwing Its Workers?” and “NYC Taxi Driver Kills Himself at City Hall After Condemning Uber & Politicians for Financial Ruin” and “‘The Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom” and “Meet ‘Sledgehammer Shannon,’ the Lawyer Who Is Uber’s Worst Nightmare” and “What’s Really New About the Gig Economy?” and “Uber’s Big Lie” and “Striking for the Future” and “Uber Takes a Hit in London” and “Amazon’s Last Mile” and “#DeleteUber for Good” (“Uber is … also about using its ‘tech’ branding to raise massive amounts of capital — so much that it could lose $5.2 billion just in the last quarter — to engage in a form of predatory pricing to drive traditional transport operators out of business and force regulators to remake existing laws in its favor. That fight is finally coming to a head.”) and Lehigh Valley Coal Co. v. Yensavage, 218 F. 547 (2d Cir. 1914), and “Why Courts Across the World Are Ruling That the Gig Economy Is Paving the Road to Serfdom”