Uber skirted laws and cut corners to trample over regulators and competitors. It accelerated the start-up industry’s misogynistic and reckless hustle culture. And it pushed a frightening new picture of labor — one in which everyone is a contractor, toiling without protection, our hours and our lives ruled by uncaring algorithms in the cloud
I missed the part of the story where the regulators that let them break the laws that other companies followed left the public sector and went to work for them….
Instead, the VC industry and the cash-burning startups it favors waste money and human capital—resources the rest of America needs to grow.
The 737 Max’s gruesome death toll has already alarmed at least one auto industry executive. Dieter Zetsche, chief executive at Daimler, told a conference in China on March 24 that Boeing’s crisis hints at what will happen if autonomous algorithms go awry
How about not driving for a company that wants to erase you?
It’s hard to believe these slogans could be endorsed by anyone beyond an overworked kindergarten teacher doing a half-assed job
“No legal challenge changes the fact that Uber made congestion on our roads worse and paid their drivers less than a living wage,” said Seth Stein, a spokesman for the mayor. “The city’s new laws aim to change that.”
Is a major change in the gig economy around the corner?