Vincent GAUTRAIS, “The Normative Ecology of Disruptive Technology”, in Derek MCKEE, Finn MAKELA, and Teresa SCASSA, eds. Law and the « Sharing Economy »: Regulating Online Market Platforms, Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2018, 452 p.
Controversy shrouds sharing economy platforms. It stems partially from the platforms’ economic impact, which is felt most acutely in certain sectors: Uber drivers compete with taxi drivers; Airbnb hosts compete with hotels. Other consequences lie elsewhere: Uber is associated with a trend toward low-paying, precarious work, whereas Airbnb is accused of exacerbating real estate speculation […] Lire la suite