Time to stop trying to make disruptive technology businesses like Uber tow the line, and instead create the right conditions for all businesses to embrace innovation.
Labor's sharing economy guidelines should help make for a more nuanced debate about the collaborative economy.
Whatever happens to Uber's legal status in Australia, it's likely consumers will be the eventual winners.
Two visions of the 'new economy', one based on environmental and social justice values, the other on disruptive technologies, are coming together to challenge the status quo.
The economist Frédéric Bastiat didn't experience the "sharing economy," but he knew the ludicrousness of wailing against a "foreign technology."
The most radical reinvention of work since the rise of industrialization is upon us, as more of us drift toward app-enabled self-employment.
There's a global race on to harness mapping technology, delivering companies the data they need to gain a competitive advantage.
Democratising the sharing economy might reduce profits but it would probably benefit people and the environment more.
As our ever-increasing use of services like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB show, it's safe to trust other Americans. Time for hitchhking to make a comeback.
Uber is in a global fight to win a regulatory environment favourable to its business model. It could go one of two ways.
Australians are used to casual work, but there's not yet any evidence the gig economy is taking off.
The NSW Taxi Council says ridesharing platforms like uberX are no safer than hitchhiking. Is that supported by the evidence?
Some theorists suggest that such platforms are making our world more efficient by natural selection. The reality is a little more complicated.
Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Gojek are disrupting the market for traditional transportation services in Jakarta.
The exponential change in the role of management means more and more management tasks are likely to be taken away.
California case highlights the potential negative impact of technological progress.
A California commission ruled that an Uber driver is an employee, not a contractor, but the decision will do little to resolve the murky legal issue.
A ruling by the Californian Labor Commission that Uber drivers are employees, not individual contractors, might have much wider implications for the ride-sharing group.
With the momentum of the sharing economy growing, we're only just starting to come to grips with what it means for the future of work.
A recent decision by the tax office that ride sharing services must pay GST has infuriated Uber. But are they being singled out?