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After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back

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"When the "sharing economy" launched a decade ago, proponents claimed that it would transform the experience of work-giving earners flexibility, autonomy, and a decent income. It was touted as a cure for social isolation and rampant ecological degradation. But this novel form of gig work soon sprouted a dark side: exploited Uber drivers, neighborhoods ruined by Airbnb, racial discrimination, and rising carbon emissions. Several of the most prominent platforms are now faced with existential crises as they prioritize growth ...

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After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back
2020, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520325050

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