Uber, TaskRabbit, Airbnb, and other companies are putting capitalist ventures in the hands of the consumer–but how much do these companies really benefit American workers? According to veteran journalist Steven Hill (Europe’s Promise), the answer is not at all. Hill argues that, more than anything, these new tech-based, easy-money, sharing enterprises are doing great harm. Raw Deal outlines the “runaway capitalism” behind these programs and the disastrous results that could occur if they’re allowed to continue unchecked. He’ll share his solutions–both for public policy and our broken economic structure–and what it will take to shift away from the sharing economy.

Thanks to Seattle Town Hall and Elliott Bay Books
Recorded 12/7/15 Camera by Todd Boyle 

 

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Program Details
Episode S5E21
Broadcast Week May 22nd 2016
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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