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Slee, T. (2017). Preface. In Slee, T. What's Yours is Mine: against the sharing economy. Scribe, pp. 9-10

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[...] But beyond being pro-technology the government has also uncritically accepted much of Silicon Valley's rhetoric of disruptive innovation. It is remarkable that the Bay Area technology industry can continue to see itself as a collection of scrappy non-conformist outsiders while accumulating the greatest collection of private fortunes in the world. [...]

the way the industry sees itself - useful to draw out for Tribune piece

—p.x by Tom Slee 1 year ago

[...] But beyond being pro-technology the government has also uncritically accepted much of Silicon Valley's rhetoric of disruptive innovation. It is remarkable that the Bay Area technology industry can continue to see itself as a collection of scrappy non-conformist outsiders while accumulating the greatest collection of private fortunes in the world. [...]

the way the industry sees itself - useful to draw out for Tribune piece

—p.x by Tom Slee 1 year ago
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An investigation by Vanessa Houlder of the Financial Times showed that up to a third of the price gap between hotels and Airbnb rentals is due to tax differences, with hotels being subject to business taxes and value-added taxes that almost all Airbnb hosts avoid, while many Airbnb hosts benefit from the Sharing Economy allowance mentioned above. Airbnb also avoids costs such as commercial-level fire and safety protection and accessibility features, which its competitors must pay to install. [...]

also think about the labour implications ... more flexible, less "downtime" ie squeezing out more work per dollar

—p.xi by Tom Slee 1 year ago

An investigation by Vanessa Houlder of the Financial Times showed that up to a third of the price gap between hotels and Airbnb rentals is due to tax differences, with hotels being subject to business taxes and value-added taxes that almost all Airbnb hosts avoid, while many Airbnb hosts benefit from the Sharing Economy allowance mentioned above. Airbnb also avoids costs such as commercial-level fire and safety protection and accessibility features, which its competitors must pay to install. [...]

also think about the labour implications ... more flexible, less "downtime" ie squeezing out more work per dollar

—p.xi by Tom Slee 1 year ago