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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:34 am 
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Most heartening of all, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, which in 2016 surpassed the power sector as the United States’ biggest emitter of CO2⁠, would drop precipitously, and air pollution would decline.

Daniel Sperling, director of the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, is one of the chief proponents of the shared-EV-AV vision. Because of it, he writes in his book, “Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future” (to be published in March), “For the first time in half a century, real transformative innovations are coming to our world of passenger transportation — with the promise of huge energy, environmental, and social benefits.” A 2016 Rocky Mountain Institute report predicts that as a result of these developments, “peak car ownership will occur around 2020⁠ and will drop quickly after that.”

Of the many ways this vision could fail to reach fruition, one stands out: It requires a paradigm shift, delivering sharp blows to the predominant car culture and its corollary, private car ownership. For it to work, many Americans must give up owning cars and instead rely on companies such as Lyft and Uber that offer “mobility services.” The money such car travelers could save might induce them to do that: By 2030, they could be paying an estimated $4,000 per year less⁠ for transportation than private car owners, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute


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If car sharing doesn’t catch on but automated vehicles do, the result could be more vehicle miles traveled and more emissions.


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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:51 am 
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-09/u ... ys/9529736


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Unions NSW and some tradespeople are calling on the Federal Government to set up an independent regulator to oversee the emerging gig economy, amid concerns workers' safety is at risk.

Key points:
•Unions NSW says unlicensed operators are taking on risky jobs, such as asbestos removal
•A Perth tradesman says some of the work done via Airtasker is "just crazy"
•Airtasker says the same insurance and liability rules used in the established marketplace apply

They have tracked the online marketplace Airtasker and found what appears to be unlicensed operators taking on risky jobs, such as asbestos removal, at low costs.

Union NSW secretary Mark Morey said it was very concerning.

One worker asked the job advertiser for a hose and water to reduce the toxicity of the asbestos, when removing a piece of asbestos pipe.


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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:33 am 
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http://www.news.com.au/national/breakin ... 0922e843c9

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A food delivery rider has told a Sydney protest his wages have dropped significantly over the two-and-a-half years he's been riding for one of the major delivery companies in Australia.

"When I started two and half years ago the standard contract was $14 an hour and $5 dollars a delivery," rider Matt told reporters.

"Those are now looked at as the golden old days. I now know riders that are doing $7 a delivery and zero dollars an hour - these guys are making $14, $7 or zero dollars an hour."


https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... d-ubereats
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A spokeswoman for Foodora told Fairfax Media its riders were engaged as “contractors” as part of the gig economy where flexibility and an autonomous workforce made it “unique, functional and appealing to workers”.

“There are no guarantees in terms of hourly wage, they have the freedom to work when and where they want, as much as they want,” she said. “They have ability to accept and reject delivery orders as they wish. Furthermore, Foodora contractors are not precluded from engaging with other operators simultaneously.”



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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:44 am 
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more 'innovation'
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Hyr, a Toronto–based app that connects restaurants and bars to temporary workers, is adding a new dimension to the growing gig economy by expanding to the city’s retail market later this month. According to CBC News however, with over over 300 Toronto restaurants and 5,000 workers logged on, the app is now raising questions about how to protect the workers who depend on it.

For those who aren’t familiar, workers create a profile with their skill level, preferred pay and a photo using the Hyr app, whereas the restaurants create profiles and post shifts along with what they’ll pay. Restaurant managers can then scroll through applications and choose the worker they want.

“We’ve grown exponentially,” said the app’s co-founder, Erika Mozes. “The first demand for it really came from workers because … this new economy and the way that people want to be able to make money when they want to make money.” “We’re kind of the Airbnb for hourly paid work,” Mozes said.


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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Isn't this just temping via an pp?


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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 am 
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woger wrote:
Isn't this just temping via an pp?


Yep, just like airbnb is just short term accommodation. In a time where work is being casualised its ominous. Airbnb is the proof that this is a bad turn.

These things might be fine in a time of high job security and high home ownership and affordable rents. But it compounds these issues and divides society.


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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:17 am 
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Airbnb to report homeowners' income to Danish tax authorities
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-44166174

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Airbnb will automatically report homeowners' income to tax authorities in Denmark under a landmark move.

It will make it easier to spot tax evasion by homeowners renting out rooms and properties via the site.

Danish tax minister Karsten Lauritzen said the country wants a "sharing economy" to flourish, but on condition taxes are paid.

The move - which needs clearance in parliament - comes as several countries try to rein in Airbnb tax evaders.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharing economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:24 am 
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mr_anderson wrote:
The solution to everything is 'just build'.
Increasing supply can accommodate airbnb and lower rents.

It's only a solution if demand doesn't respond to increasing supply. Supply creates demand.

If Dublin had 10m people living in it, would property be more affordable?

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 Post subject: Re: Sharing economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 am 
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Eschatologist wrote:
mr_anderson wrote:
The solution to everything is 'just build'.
Increasing supply can accommodate airbnb and lower rents.

It's only a solution if demand doesn't respond to increasing supply. Supply creates demand.

If Dublin had 10m people living in it, would property be more affordable?

Unless you're planning to "do a Merkel" and import millions of migrants, supply will eventually satisfy demand.

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 Post subject: Re: Sharing economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:59 am 
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dolanbaker wrote:
Eschatologist wrote:
mr_anderson wrote:
The solution to everything is 'just build'.
Increasing supply can accommodate airbnb and lower rents.

It's only a solution if demand doesn't respond to increasing supply. Supply creates demand.

If Dublin had 10m people living in it, would property be more affordable?

Unless you're planning to "do a Merkel" and import millions of migrants, supply will eventually satisfy demand.



Big densely populated first world cities arent affordable


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 Post subject: Re: Sharing economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:03 am 
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Blindjustice BATONEFFECT wrote:
dolanbaker wrote:
Eschatologist wrote:
mr_anderson wrote:
The solution to everything is 'just build'.
Increasing supply can accommodate airbnb and lower rents.

It's only a solution if demand doesn't respond to increasing supply. Supply creates demand.

If Dublin had 10m people living in it, would property be more affordable?

Unless you're planning to "do a Merkel" and import millions of migrants, supply will eventually satisfy demand.



Big densely populated first world cities arent affordable

Ireland is different, the population of the country isn't large enough to put 10 million in the city; see the caveat I put next to my comment.
Look at the Chinese ghost cities for example, you need a surplus population to fill them and a reason for people to want to move there.

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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:08 am 
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Although the government is celebrating meeting its target of creating one million jobs in five years, a benchmark set by the former prime minister, Tony Abbott, in September 2013, the ACTU said only 60% of Australia’s total employment is made up of “standard jobs”, leaving four million workers in what it defines as insecure work.


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 Post subject: Re: Gig/'Sharing'/Rentier economy/Airbnb effect
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:34 pm 
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My guess is that there is widespread tax issues in this sector. Could fund a large part of any giveaway budget in the next few years

Airbnb hosts in Ireland face Revenue crackdown
Agency is investigating tax affairs of homeowners who have let rooms through the site
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/per ... -1.3525942
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Revenue has recently written to homeowners who have let rooms telling them that their tax affairs are under investigation.
Its notices state that the investigation’s scope covers all taxes and duties, including income from providing short-term accommodation, in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
While Revenue does not refer to Airbnb, tax advisers agree that it is investigating income earned from letting rooms through the website.
They say they are seeing new clients who have received these notices within the last month.


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