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Anthony Kalamar is an independent scholar and writer on environmental and technology issues.


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Sustainable and responsible alternatives to Uber and Lyft abound., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2018
Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber Or Lyft: Part 4 The good new is, you do not need Uber and Lyft--AT ALL. There are plenty of more socially and environmentally responsible alternatives available.
Series: Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber or Lyft (4 Articles, 5062 views)
Like Uber for Politics: Trump embodies the cutthroat, post-truth political culture which Uber and Lyft helped create, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2018
Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber Or Lyft: Part 3 Not only are Uber and Lyft bad for workers, bad for cities, bad for the environment, and bad for democracy, they are a core part of the new post-truth, toxic economic and political culture that is endangering the US today.
Series: Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber or Lyft (4 Articles, 5062 views)
Got traffic jams? Thank Uber and Lyft for undermining controls on the numbers of hired vehicles., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2018
Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber Or Lyft: Part 2 There's a war in the streets--over just who will govern and regulate transportation, and for what purpose. As a progressive, which side are you on?
Series: Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber or Lyft (4 Articles, 5062 views)
Taxi!, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2018
Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber Or Lyft Show some backbone and stand up for what you believe in already!
Series: Progressives Should NEVER Use Uber or Lyft (4 Articles, 5062 views)
Uber wants to build a border wall across the future--and it wants Uber drivers to pay for it!, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 10, 2016
A Border Wall Across The Future No matter how automation of the workplace will ultimately affect jobs, its most important role today is to serve as a border wall across the future, intimidating wokrers and preventing them from organizing.
Sharing the wealth? Corrupt politicians looked the other way while the .sharing economy. got its start., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2016
The "Sharing" Economy's Roots in California Corruption A corrupt political culture in the Golden State may have set the stage for the unprecedented growth of Uber, AirBnB, and other "sharing economy" corporations.
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, Except for Syria, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The Republican Party Opposes Core American Values -- Again
Once, being treated like a Sahib was reserved for the elite of the British Empire. Today, there's an app for that., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2015
Share like a Sherpa: Class Inequality in the "Sharing" Economy The "sharing economy" evokes an image of free, socially-minded exchange among friends and equals. Yet, it is increasingly clear that much of what goes by this name today is dependent on, and exacerbates, social inequality. In truth, the sharing economy is divided into two classes: Sherpas and Sahibs.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 24, 2014
Uber is Only a Mechanical Turk Uber claims that its access to data analytics is what makes it the future of urban logistics. But in truth, the data tricks do little or nothing -- Uber is no more than a "mechanical turk," relying on the willing labor of underpaid workers for the "miracle" of its service.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2014
Will Consumers Sue California over Uninsured Pseudo-Taxis? For the last year or so, one of the tech world's most entertaining sideshows has been the hearings held by the California Public Utilities Commission over how to regulate taxi-like "ridesharing" or "transportation network carrier" companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.
Sharing cars and rides, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 20, 2013
Will "Ridesharing" Kill Ridesharing? Money may be taking the joy out of the ride.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 2, 2013
Google Is Building A Zombie Google is building a zombie! You already suspected as much, didn't you? It's true, and it's been right there all along, right under our noses. They haven't been trying to hide it; it's not a secret project. What not everyone has grasped -- even some of the engineers involved in the project -- is that it is, in fact, a zombie that Google is building. They call it the "self-driving car." It's really a zombie.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 13, 2013
Sharewashing is the New Greenwashing The idea of a "sharing economy" is an important one, and urgently needed today, but the word "sharing" is increasingly being roped into a sharewashing agenda. The key difference between the promise of the actual sharing economy, and the flood of sharewashing companies seeking to hide under its mantle, is that the latter inescapably involve monetary exchange, for profit.
Series: Sharewashing (1 Articles, 12323 views)