Episode 2 - Work

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We discuss the ways in which the Internet has changed the world of work. Why is Uber problematic, what are unions like in the 21st century and get into the details of who benefits and who doesn't in the "gig economy".

Footnotes:

  1. AirBnBing while Black, NPR.
    https://www.npr.org/2016/04/26/475623339/-airbnbwhileblack-how-hidden-bias-shapes-the-sharing-economy
     
  2. How Uber Uses Behavior Modification To Control Its Drivers
    https://therideshareguy.com/how-uber-uses-behavior-modification-to-control-its-drivers/
     
  3. Judge rejects Airbnb's bid to halt San Francisco ordinance
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbnb-sanfrancisco-ruling/judge-rejects-airbnbs-bid-to-halt-san-francisco-ordinance-idUSKBN1332OE
     
  4. Living and Dying on Airbnb
    https://medium.com/matter/living-and-dying-on-airbnb-6bff8d600c04
     
  5. “The Economics of Ride-Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses and Taxes”. Stephen Zoepf, Stella Chen, Paa Adu, and Gonzalo Pozo
    http://orfe.princeton.edu/~alaink/SmartDrivingCars/PDFs/Zoepf_The%20Economics%20of%20RideHialing_OriginalPdfFeb2018.pdf
     
  6. Amazon delivery driver forced to pee in a bottle on the road to meet 'dangerous' sales targets
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/amazon-delivery-driver-forced-pee-10142478
     
  7. Dear Jeff Bezos, remember that charity begins at home
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/06/dear-jeff-bezos-remember-charity-begins-home-170619073449644.html
     
  8. Deliveroo workers strike again over new pay structure
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/aug/15/deliveroo-workers-strike-again-over-new-pay-structure
     
  9. Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/28/uber-uk-tribunal-self-employed-status
     
  10. Uber drivers can’t share privileged information about their contracts and earnings, due to confidentiality clauses - learnings from the Platform Cooperativism conference 2015 Confidentiality agreements, section 6. 
    https://uber-regulatory-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/country/united_states/p2p/Partner%20Agreement%20November%2010%202014.pdf?_ga=1.235738689.1558445318.1453903306

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