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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.”

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