Data & Society > Featured on Home > The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, And Power

Columbia Law Review | 11.01.17

The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, And Power

Alex Rosenblat, Ryan Calo

D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat co-authored an article on power dynamics in the sharing economy.

“Sharing economy firms such as Uber and Airbnb facilitate trusted transactions between strangers on digital platforms. This creates economic and other value but raises concerns around racial bias, safety, and fairness to competitors and workers that legal scholarship has begun to address. Missing from the literature, however, is a fundamental critique of the sharing economy grounded in asymmetries of information and power.”

Subscribe to the Data & Society newsletter

Support us

Data & Society Research Institute 36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10011, Tel: 646.832.2038

Reporters and media:
[email protected]

General inquiries:
[email protected]

Unless otherwise noted this site and its contents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.