Tag: Uber
Ridesharing Paritario, non Parassitismo Aziendale!
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 5 giugno 2019 con il titolo Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing, Not Corporate Profiteering! Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Capita che degli anarco-capitalisti distratti portino Uber e Lyft ad esempio di impresa agorista. Saranno anche leggermente più agoristi del tradizionale servizio di piazza, ma sono tutt’altro che ideali. Più che di agorismo,…
Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing, Not Corporate Profiteering!
Uber and Lyft sometimes get cited as agorist ventures by misguided anarcho-capitalists. While it could be claimed that these models are slightly more agorist in nature than the traditional taxi industry, it is far from the model we should be striving for. Instead of being an agorist model for transportation services, it is merely traditional…
Quale Economia dei Lavoretti?
Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato il 14 febbraio 2016 con il titolo Which Way for the Gig Economy? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Il termine “economia della condivisione” talvolta è usato come sinonimo di “economia dei lavoretti”. Quest’ultimo è sicuramente più rispondente alla realtà, dato che “economia della condivisione” fa pensare a cose come cooperazione e reciprocità,…
La Polizia Irrompe nella Sharing Economy
Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il primo luglio 2016 con il titolo Police Raid the Sharing Economy. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Da quando Uber, Lyft e Airbnb e altri hanno messo in subbuglio il mercato, la “sharing economy” è di moda. Spuntano dappertutto applicazioni e servizi in stile “sharing”, offrono servizi che vanno dal…
Usiamo le Armi di Uber… Contro Uber
[Di Kevin Carson. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 9 marzo 2017 con il titolo Time tu Use Uber’s Weapons — Against Uber. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Uber, la controversa azienda corporativa mascherata da servizio di “ride-sharing”, ha recentemente provocato nuove polemiche rivelando alcuni aspetti di Greyball, il programma che permette di…
Time to Use Uber’s Weapons — Against Uber
Uber, the controversial corporate employer masquerading as a “ride-sharing” service, has recently stirred up more controversy with new revelations about its Greyball program for circumventing enforcement of local taxicab monopolies. Greyball maintains a database of likely local government officials. This database is populated by users who frequently open and close the Uber app near government buildings,…
Police Raid the Sharing Economy
The “sharing economy” is all the rage these days ever since the likes of Uber, Lyft, AirBnb, and others took the market by storm. Sharing economy style apps and services are slowly beginning to pop up for more and more services from food sharing to tool lending and now apparently policing. Recent budget cuts to…
Austin involuntariamente promove serviços open source
Em um referendo do mês passado, a cidade de Austin, no estado americano do Texas, rejeitou uma medida para reverter as regulações municipais dos serviços de “ride-sharing”. Embora os principais apoiadores das regulamentações tenham sido os monopólios de taxistas (que se ressentiam de ter que competir com outros monopólios proprietários como o Uber e o…
Austin Inadvertently Promotes Open-Source Ride-Sharing
Austin voters, in a referendum last month, rejected a measure to overturn local regulations of so-called “ride-sharing” services. Although the main backing for the regulations was the legacy taxicab monopolies (which resented having to compete with even proprietary monopolies like Uber and Lyft), the result of leaving them in place has been to promote the…
Which Way for the Gig Economy?
The so-called “sharing economy” is sometimes also called the “gig economy” — arguably a more accurate term, because “sharing economy” carries overtones of cooperation and mutuality that are (to say the least) grossly misleading. In the case of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft it’s misleading because it suggests the direct sharing of rides between…
Un Mondo Nuovo, che Lotta per Nascere
Scrivendo tempo fa su Alternet, Richard Eskow (“Rise of the techno-Libertarians,” 12 aprile 2015) ha fatto un’eccellente critica del modello capitalista dei “tecno-libertari” della Silicon Valley. Gran parte degli argomenti riguarda in qualche modo il modello mirato al profitto dell’industria tecnologica, che tratta i prodotti principalmente come fonte di guadagno (o, meglio, rendita) piuttosto che…
A New World, Struggling to be Born
In an article at Alternet a while back Richard Eskow (“Rise of the techno-Libertarians,” April 12, 2015) made some excellent criticisms of the capitalist model of “techno-libertarianism” centered on Silicon Valley. Most of his points relate in some way to the profit-driven business model of the tech industry, which treats products primarily as a source…
Does the Union Make Uber Strong?
With its recent 9-0 vote, Seattle’s City Council decided to extend collective bargaining rights to Uber and Lyft drivers. The App-Based Drivers Association (ABDA) lobbied for the outcome in collaboration with a local Teamsters union. Reactions to the decision have been split along the usual, predictable lines. Lyft claimed in an official statement that the ordinance threatens…
Autogestão horizontal: A única “regulação” de que precisamos
Uma critica comum dos progressistas à chamada “economia compartilhada” — representada por empresas como o Uber, o Lyft e o Airbnb — é que se trata de um setor desregulado. Isso presume, evidentemente, que os sistemas de regulamentação, como os dos táxis, existem para “servir ao bem-estar público” e não simplesmente para garantir o lucro…
Uber: NOT the Networked Successor Economy You’re Looking For on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kevin Carson‘s “Uber: NOT the Networked Successor Economy You’re Looking For” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford. In the early 20th century, technological historian Lewis Mumford coined the term “cultural pseudomorph” to describe the cooptation of new, liberatory technologies — technologies which opened the possibility of fundamentally new…
Capitalism Smothers the Sharing Economy on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Chad Nelson‘s “Capitalism Smothers the Sharing Economy” read by Mike Gogulski and edited by Nick Ford. FAR’s efforts, like those being carried out by taxicab oligopolies in Germany, Australia, France, the US and elsewhere, show us how quickly so-called private enterprise jumps on any deviation from the current capitalist structure. That’s…
Horizontal Self-Governance — The Only “Regulation” We Need
A common liberal or “progressive” criticism of so-called “sharing economy” entities like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb (usually appearing in venues like Salon or Alternet) is that they’re “unregulated.”   This implicitly assumes, of course, that regulations like the taxi medallion system exist for some idealistic purpose of serving the “public welfare” and not simply guaranteeing…
Uber: NOT the Networked Successor Economy You’re Looking For
An article at Medium (Tim O’Reilly, “Networks and the Nature of the Firm — What’s the Future of Work?” August 14) describes Uber and Airbnb as “textbook examples” of “the way that networks trump traditional forms of corporate organization, and how they are changing traditional ways of managing that organization.” Um, no. What Uber and…
Capitalism Smothers the Sharing Economy
Russia may have finally caught up with the rest of the world’s governments in cracking down on ridesharing services like Uber. Russia’s Federation of Car Owners (FAR), like any good oligarchy, has complained to Russian state authorities that “rogue” elements such as Uber, Gett, and Yandex represent a “threat to society.” Exactly what kind of…
From Society to State: How and How Not to Socialize
Uber: To Socialize or Not to Socialize? I’d describe myself, at best, as an occasional reader of the quarterly leftist publication, Jacobin. I’m by no means a long-time, consistent or even an enthusiastic reader. Sometimes I find things on their site that I think are interesting, such as their recent take on Thomas Paine from…
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