Uber

The Uber app being used in front of a taxicab.

Could Unions Disrupt Uber’s Empire? Could Unions Disrupt Uber’s Empire?

Seattle’s drivers are fighting—and beating—the Uberization of their work.

Dec 23, 2015 / Michelle Chen

A man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.

This Is How Bad the Sharing Economy Is for Workers This Is How Bad the Sharing Economy Is for Workers

And this is how reformers and activists might win protections for Silicon Valley’s so-called “independent contractors.”

Sep 14, 2015 / Michelle Chen

TechCrunch

Age of the Unicorn: How the Fed Tried to Fix the Recession, and Created the Tech Bubble Age of the Unicorn: How the Fed Tried to Fix the Recession, and Created the Tech Bubble

The number of “unicorn” tech companies is increasing dramatically—but the bubble will burst eventually.

Sep 3, 2015 / From the Archive / Doug Henwood

Uber Taxi

Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War

The fight over NYC’s Uber cap is just the beginning of a deeper struggle over the future of transportation and the gig economy.

Jul 24, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Beijing Taxi

Cabbies Are Driving the Opposition to China’s Ridesharing Revolution Cabbies Are Driving the Opposition to China’s Ridesharing Revolution

Taxi drivers are striking back to defend their right to a fair living.

Jul 17, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Serfing the Web: On-Demand Workers Deserve a Place at the Table

Serfing the Web: On-Demand Workers Deserve a Place at the Table Serfing the Web: On-Demand Workers Deserve a Place at the Table

Workers’ voices are being excluded from discussions on the future of the “sharing economy.”

Jul 16, 2015 / Trebor Scholz and Frank Pasquale

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Puts Paycheck Feminism at the Center of Her Economic Agenda Hillary Clinton Puts Paycheck Feminism at the Center of Her Economic Agenda

Clinton is a politician who believes in pragmatism, and she has come to believe that it is pragmatic to run an explicitly liberal campaign.

Jul 13, 2015 / Michelle Goldberg

Uber Taxi

Could This Be the Biggest Blow Yet to Uber’s Business Model? Could This Be the Biggest Blow Yet to Uber’s Business Model?

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

Jun 26, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Do You Realize How Dangerous It Is to Drive a Taxi?

Do You Realize How Dangerous It Is to Drive a Taxi? Do You Realize How Dangerous It Is to Drive a Taxi?

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

Oct 24, 2014 / Blog / Michelle Chen

What the Sharing Economy Takes

What the Sharing Economy Takes What the Sharing Economy Takes

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

Jan 27, 2015 / Feature / Doug Henwood

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