Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: Sharing Economy

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

Spanning the month of July, this year’s incarnation of LaborFest, the 26th annual, includes history talks and walks, union gatherings, films (including Sorry to Bother You), book readings, conferences,...

How we beat Airbnb

San Francisco has set another first in the annals of the tech economy: a 50% reduction in the number of Airbnb listings for the City and County. The curious...

Opinion: Airbnb must stop discriminating against disabled people

  While Airbnb’s racial discrimination problems have received widespread public attention, the company’s unwillingness to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide disabled travelers the opportunity to “live like...

How we can tax Uber

Pretty much everyone in San Francisco these days (except for Mayor Ed Lee) has come to the conclusion that Uber is a problem. Progressives, conservatives, even business leaders are...

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

On February 1 I flew to St. Louis for the  New Partners for Smart Growth conference, the largest gathering dedicated to dense, transit-oriented/walkable/bikeable development in the United States. For many...

Ding-dong aesthetics

ALL EARS Bay Area experimental music composer and legend Pauline Oliveros, who passed away last Thursday, once described her famous Deep Listening practice as seeking to "inspire both trained...

Company Town: Tech vs. grassroots on the screen

SCREEN GRABS It’s hard to imagine that the Aaron Peskin-Julie Christensen election was just a year ago. Back then, the mayor was heavily involved in local politics: He convened...

Airbnb makes half its SF money with illegal listings

If there had ever been any dispute about why Airbnb refuses to support simple measures that would enforce the city’s laws, we now know the answer: A report from the...

Lies of the “sharing economy” start to collapse

The “sharing-economy” companies like Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb have managed to avoid the regulations that govern taxis and hotels largely by insisting that they are in a different business,...

The political impact of the Airbnb ad fail

Tech firm spends $8 million on ads -- and the latest (really stupid) one could cost the election By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 23, 2015 – I saw quite a few posts...