Lauren Kirchner and Surya Mattu: Uber’s Surge Pricing May Not Lead to a Surge in DriversOctober 2015
Uber’s surge pricing doesn’t necessarily increase the availability of rides. It just makes them more expensive.
Robert Reich: The Upsurge in Uncertain WorkAugust 2015
The new "sharing" economy means more jobs and even more economic instability.
Robert Reich: Why We’re All Becoming Independent ContractorsFebruary 2015
The rise of “independent contractors” is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce.
Robert Reich: Back to the Nineteenth CenturyFebruary 2015
So what will be the galvanizing force for change this time?
Ryann Grochowski Jones: Ridesharing, Uber & Drunk DrivingFebruary 2015
The ridesharing service published a report last week connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving accidents. Except the connection isn’t so clear.
Robert Reich: The Share-the-Scraps EconomyFebruary 2015
The economy of the future will be driven by robots, with little room for real people.
Juliet Schor: Debating the Sharing EconomyNovember 2014
Is this sharing's big breakthrough? Or business as usual?