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Airbnb and Uber are the next frontier in the struggle between capital and labor

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"When we talk about the “sharing economy,” Uber and Airbnb tend to be mentioned the same breath. Both are known for their smooth, convenient, peer-to-peer services for consumers. In enlisting providers like hosts and drivers, they promise their workers that they can make extra money on their own schedule.

But there’s a big difference in the kind of extra money that people earn on platforms like Airbnb versus platforms like Uber. It illustrates the classic divide between capital and labor, now at play in America’s new digital economy."

That's a really good point. 

Uber gives people jobs whereas Airbnb lets people rent their places. 

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