sharing economy

Podcast
Jun 22, 2016

Impact of Airbnb on rental vacancy rates

Redeye
Karen Sawatsky says there are over 1,000 entire units being used exclusively for short term rentals in Vancouver and that this is contributing to the city’s rental housing crisis.
Podcast
Apr 29, 2016

What's yours is mine: Against the sharing economy

Redeye
In his recent book, Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities.
Blog
Apr 27, 2016
Image: Flickr/@zittrain

Progressive taxation: The original crowdfunding

Erika Shaker
Is crowdfunding just a way to reinforce the idea that if you can't individually overcome systemic inequality you better be good at marketing yourself to a sympathetic audience of potential patrons?
Blog
Mar 14, 2016
Image: YouTube

Uber and the fickle mantle of innovation

Erika Shaker
Innovation™ has become both a rebranding exercise and an apology for a host of regressive corporate practices that look suspiciously like business as usual.

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