What's Yours Is Mine
Against the Sharing Economy

Slee, Tom
Publisher:  OR Books
Year Published:  2016  
Pages:  230pp   ISBN:  ISBN 978-1-682191-20-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX21176

Through original empirical research, What's Yours is Mine shows that the friendly language of the sharing economy actually masks a darker reality.

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Publisher's Description: 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. And 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.