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By Tom Slee

ISBN-10: 1682190234

ISBN-13: 9781682190234

“Building upon his earlier 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 dwelling; college director,
Berkeley heart 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 huge marketplace valuations by means of externalizing their charges and sidestepping rules designed to guard shoppers. This e-book is clear-eyed and important.”
—Sue Gardner, former govt director of the Wikimedia Foundation

“Tom Slee's crucial new publication indicates that the sharing economic system has little or no to do with sharing. Slee makes use of wit, readability, and proof 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 foreign affairs, George Washington University

“In this lucid and rigorous booklet, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing economic climate, revealing hidden and infrequently troubling truths approximately businesses like Uber and Airbnb. with a purpose to know the way web companies relatively 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 renowned start-ups on our livelihoods and groups are the precise antidote to sharing economic system hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is needed examining for a person attracted to know-how and monetary justice.” —Astra Taylor, writer of The People’s Platform: Taking again strength and tradition within the electronic Age

The information is filled with their names, supposedly the forefront of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and lots 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 response to former Secretary of work Robert Reich.

But this new wave of know-how businesses is funded and prompt by way of very old-school enterprise capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economic climate damages improvement, extends harsh free-market practices into formerly secure components of our lives, and offers the chance for a number of humans to make fortunes through harmful groups and pushing weak contributors to tackle unsustainable risk.

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

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Fishermen. June 4: BP installs the well cap on the riser, cutting off a fraction of the oil flowing from the damaged well. Oil continues to flow from the well cap, but BP says the device is diverting some of the oil to the surface. More skimmer boats are deployed along the coast in an attempt to collect oil before it fouls beaches and marshes. Despite these efforts, more oil comes ashore in Baldwin County, Alabama. June 5: Pensacola Beach sees the first oil globs coming ashore. The trajectory forecast calls for oil to wash ashore from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach.

3 Human Functions.................................................................. 4 Living Resources Functions and Behavior........................... 5 Subsistence Resources.......................................................... 87 D2 Human Health...................................................................................... 1 Human Physical Health........................................................ 94 D3 Impacts on Living Resources..............................................................

S. Coast Guard report that the riser cap system installed over the weekend is now collecting approximately 462,000 gallons of crude oil per day. Official government estimates had placed the spill rate somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million gallons per day. Analysis shows that the effort has failed to contain or collect even a fraction of the total oil spilled in the Gulf since the leak was confirmed on April 24. June 8: The moratorium on shallow-­water drilling and exploration is lifted. The federal government provides the state of Alabama an additional 100,000 feet of boom material.

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