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TNCs Like To Share Techno-Libertarian Lies

Posted on February 2, 2015
A “sharing economy,” by definition, is lateral in structure. It is a peer-to-peer economy. But Uber, as its name suggests, is hierarchical in structure. It monitors and controls its drivers, demanding that they purchase services from it while guiding their movements and determining their level of earnings.

And its pricing mechanisms impose unpredictable costs on its customers, extracting greater amounts whenever the data suggests customers can be compelled to pay them.

This is a top-down economy, not a “shared” one.

Salon.com article here

LCT-related blog post: Why Limo Operators Are More Ethical Than TNCs

Related Topics: business ethics, regulatory enforcement, surge pricing, TNCs, Uber

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