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La société en mouvement « 2.0 » : quels enjeux, quelles opportunités, quel avenir ?
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Disrupt the Citizen

Disrupt the Citizen | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
The political strategy behind ride-sharing lies in pitting the figure of the consumer against the figure of the citizen. As the sociologist Wolfgang Streeck has argued, the explosion of consumer choices in the 1960s and ’70s didn’t only affect the kinds of products people owned. It affected the way those people regarded government services and public utilities, which began to seem shabby compared with the vibrant world of consumer goods. A public service like mass transit came to seem less like a community necessity and more like one choice among many. Dissatisfied with goods formerly subject to collective provision, such as buses, the affluent ceased to pay for them, supporting private options even when public ones remained.
The promise of ride-sharing is that it complements public transit. In practice, ride-sharing eliminates public transit where it exists.
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What is “fairness”?

What is “fairness”? | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
What happens when technology decides?
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Another interesting question posed by danah boyd: the ethics of fairness in a tech-mediated world. Excerpt.

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"The market-driven logic of fairness is fundamentally about individuals at the expense of the social fabric. Not surprisingly, the tech industryvery neoliberal in cultural ideologyembraces market-driven fairness as the most desirable form of fairness because it is the model that is most about individual empowerment. But, of course, this form of empowerment is at the expense of others. And, significantly, at the expense of those who have been historically marginalized and ostracized."

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‘Welcome’ to the Sharing Economy — Also Known as the Collapse of the American Dream

‘Welcome’ to the Sharing Economy — Also Known as the Collapse of the American Dream | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Your opportunity to be a “micro-entrepreneur”: By cleaning other people’s homes or renting out your spare room.
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Another tale on the sharing economy. Excerpt.

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"According to Pew Research, income inequality has returned to levels not seen since the 1920s. In 1928, the top 1 percent of families received 23.9 percent of all pre-tax income, while the bottom 90 percent received 50.7 percent. Today, we’re back to approximately these same patterns of income distribution.

We’ve also created an underclass of people not suited to employment in a modern economy, but perfect “micro-entrepreneurs” for the sharing economy:"

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Libertarianism.org

Libertarianism.org | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Many people believe that liberty is the core political value of modern civilization itself, the one that gives substance and form to all the other values of social life. They're called libertarians.
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There has been a lot of talking going on on libertarianism, so here is a website with resources.

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