Jason Stirk

2160 days ago

There seems to be a belief in Silicon Valley that a failed algorithm is just a step on the way to success, and the fix will arrive in the next generation of software. But they seem oblivious to the fact that many regulations are there to deal with conflicts of interest, and algorithms do nothing to address that problem. So if something goes wrong on a Sharing Economy service, it’s in the interests of the platform to cover it up, and that’s a big problem.

“Sharing economy platforms exist for one purpose only, which is to make money for their investors”


Tom Slee’s most recent book “What’s Yours Is Mine” is a perspicacious and scorching critique of the ‘sharing economy’ and its poster children, corporations like Uber and AirBnB. I talked to Tom about his book and his interest in the thematic.