Recent publications, commentary, and data use


  • No One Makes you Shop at Wal Mart (link), Between the Lines Press (2006)
  • What’s Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy (2015).

Book chapters

  • “Private Sector AI: Ethics and Incentives”, (in progress. Workshop here), in A Handbook of Ethics of AI, Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • “Airbnb’s Business and Arguments about Data”. Address to the 4th Annual Asper INTLaw Conference, University of Manitoba, April 2018.
  • “Trust and Platform Cooperatives” in Ours to Hack and to Own, edited by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Scheider, OR Books 2017.

Invited Essays and Contributions

  • Airbnb is Facing an Existential Expansion Problem, Harvard Business Review digital article, July 11, 2016.
  • What’s Yours is Mine, AFR Weekend, Australian Financial Review, May 28, 2016 (book excerpt)
  • The Sharing Economy isn’t about sharing, Alternet, March 27, 2016 (book excerpt)
  • The Sharing Economy’s Dirty Laundry, Jacobin, March 2016
  • In Praise of Fake Reviews, The New Inquiry, October 2014
  • Storm Warnings, Literary Review of Canada, September 2014. A review of To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World, by Vincent Mosco
  • Sharing and Caring, Jacobin, January 2014
  • Charity Assets, The New Inquiry, November 2013
  • Hacking Society Literary Review of Canada, September 2013. A review of Networked: The New Social Operating System, by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking, by E. Gabriella Coleman, and Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, by Ronald J. Deibert
  • Open Wide, The New Inquiry, June 2013
  • Seeing Like a Geek, Crooked Timber, June 2012
  • Click to Judge, Literary Review of CanadaApril 2012. A review of The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World, edited by Hassan Masum and Mark Tovey
  • A Caribbean Longshot, Literary Review of Canada, May 2011. A review of Internet Gambling Offshore: Caribbean Struggles over Casino Capitalism, by Andrew F. Cooper, with Jamie Supeene.
  • Shopping ’Til We Drop, Literary Review of Canada, November 2009. A review of The Price of a Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization, by Gordon Laird

Reviews of “What’s Yours is Mine”


Quotes, and articles using my Airbnb data

Report: How Airbnb hid the facts in New York City

Together with Murray Cox of Inside Airbnb,  I produced a report on Airbnb’s removal of 1500 listings in New York, just in time to make its public release of data look good.

Mainstream media:

New York & real estate:

Tech press:

Other things:



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