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Uber will wipe out skills not jobs

Uber will wipe out skills not jobs
Elien Verstraeten

Elien Verstraeten

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Elien Verstraeten is an MSc in Local Economic Development student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Ghent.
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Ride-hailing app Uber recently announced a pilot project testing the use of self-driving cars in the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The announcement was quite unexpected since the technology of automated passenger cars is not even close to hitting the markets.  There are major technological flaws to be resolved and regulators have barely begun setting up […]

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How Uber contributed to the shift from regulatory state to evaluatory society

How Uber contributed to the shift from regulatory state to evaluatory society
Mario Munta

Mario Munta

Mario is a PhD student in Public Policy at the Central European University. His doctoral thesis deals with the Europeanisation modes of employment policies in Croatia. He obtained his MA in Public Policy. Thus far, he assisted in teaching and research at the University of Zagreb and the ECPR Summer School in Methods. His main research interests center around EU public policy, social and employment policy and sustainable development.
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Uber bites again. Today, the venture-backed start-up launched its less controversial ride-sharing app UberX in Zagreb, Croatia. This post-socialist country has climbed on the bandwagon of the sharing economy after an already burdensome move to the market economy. The taxi sector’s reaction in Croatia is very indicative of the abhorrence by which vested interests ”welcomed” […]

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