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Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers By Steven Hill,

  • Title: Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers
  • Author: Steven Hill
  • ISBN: 9781250071583
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The US workforce, which has been one of the world s most productive and wealthiest, is undergoing an alarming transformation Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and contractors Even many full time and professional jobs are experiencing this precarious shift Within a decade, a near majority of the 145 million emplThe US workforce, which has been one of the world s most productive and wealthiest, is undergoing an alarming transformation Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground, turned into freelancers, temps and contractors Even many full time and professional jobs are experiencing this precarious shift Within a decade, a near majority of the 145 million employed Americans will be impacted And now a weird yet historic mash up of Silicon Valley technology and Wall Street greed is thrusting upon us the latest economic fraud the so called sharing economy, with companies like Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit allegedly liberating workers to become independent and their own CEOs, hiring themselves out for ever smaller jobs and wages while the companies profit.But this share the crumbs economy is just the tip of a looming iceberg a freelance society, with the middle class drifting toward a troubling future Raw Deal How the Uber Economy and Naked Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, by veteran journalist Steven Hill, is an expos that challenges conventional thinking, and the hype celebrating this new economy, by showing why the vision of the techno sapien leaders and their Ayn Rand libertarianism is a dead end.In Raw Deal, Steven Hill proposes pragmatic policy solutions to transform the US economy and its safety net and social contract, launching a new kind of deal to restore power back to the hands of the American workforce.
    Raw Deal How the Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers The US workforce which has been one of the world s most productive and wealthiest is undergoing an alarming transformation Increasing numbers of workers find themselves on shaky ground turned into

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    1. I drive for Uber and Lyft this book is a hyperbolic screed Every paragraph drips with negative emotion as author Steven Hill attacks Uber, repeatedly calling the ridesharing company creepy and worse.Hill is one sided in his use of anecdotes, writing Uber is dangerous Why Because an Uber driver in Mumbai, India raped a passenger He makes no effort to address if taxi drivers rape passengers they do He uses one terrible incident, out of all the world s Uber drivers, sensationalizes it, and pretends [...]

    2. Share the crumbs economy is coming.A very insight book about how freelancing society we are living in now At the beginning, we embraced the low price on our products, accepting low quality came with low price, jobs flew to Asian cheap waged countries from US angle Now it s turn of service labor , with the help of internet app, who offered the lowest price get the customers Uber and Airbnb are the example to open the door for so called the solution for increasing freelancing society, but actually [...]

    3. This book touches several topics, some well, some poorly Hill starts by discrediting Uber, AirBnB, and TaskRabbit as modern day feudalism He s quite right about their faulty businesses models, to some degree, but his writing is spotty In short, according to Hill, these companies business models treat workers poorly Hill then goes on a rant about modern businesses of all types forcing workers into a race to the bottom I m not sure that readers unfamiliar with these topics will be able to keep up [...]

    4. Welcome to the Freelance Society, writes Steven Hill His simple premise is that the American job market is rapidly changing mostly to the detriment of the average worker That worker has less stability, lower compensation and a skimpier safety net than his counterparts a generation ago Consequently, we need to update the social contract codified by the New Deal for a much different economy to establish for freelancers and independent contractors the same legal protections that full time employees [...]

    5. Repetitive pro union nonsense, that could have been a pamphlet Started way too many sentences with a conjunction Still, it gave intense scrutiny to upstart employment types, which is fair, as they are just filling a need, and over reaching as they attempt to profit However, the author failed to squarely rest the outdated labor regulations, the impetus of the industry disrupters, on those benefiting most, the government New Deal needs a fresh look, and Congress should address burdensome tax laws [...]

    6. After reading quite some books on platform companies like e.g Airbnb and Uber, I understood that many of these Silicon Valley startups support the so called libertarism A political ideology that wants to get rid of government control as much as possible This to give the companies as much comtrol as possible without limitations of mandatory rules like e.g employee insurances etc.I understood that the author Ayn Rand with here books like The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged are the must read books [...]

    7. This is one of the best books I ve read in a while on the sad state of employee employer relations in the modern United States Many of the things I ve said over the years regarding the cavalier attitude of companies like Uber, Air BNB, and oDesk towards laws and regulations were addressed Also addressed, in significant depth, is the 1099 ing of regular employees and making them contractors as a truck driver, I saw this extensively with a number of companies, but heavily with Fed Ex which has for [...]

    8. Mostly just an opinionated rant It seems the author is an expert at the sarcastic usage of quotation marks.Guess I should have known from the title that I was getting into 1 star terrain.

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