Platform cooperativism: Challenging the corporate sharing economy
Uber and its ilk offer remarkable convenience and a nearly magical user experience, but their innovation lies just as much in evading regulations as in developing new technology. Behind the apps lies an army of contract workers without the pro- tections offered to ordinary employees, much less the backing of a union. This new economy is not really about sharing at all. Rather, as Trebor Scholz argues in this study, it is an on-demand service economy that is spreading market relations deeper into our lives.
Scholz, T. (2016), Platform cooperativism: Challenging the corporate sharing economy, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York, U.S.