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What the Uber Ruling Means for Drivers and Passengers

The headlines say it's a ban, but will you still be able to traipse home drunk next weekend?
Mark Wilding
9.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Airbnb Is Politely Asking Its Hosts Not to Be Racist

The company is trying to keep hosts from discriminating against renters by having users agree to a "community commitment," as well as getting rid of profile photos.
VICE Staff
9.8.16
Stuff

When Strangers Run a Brothel in Your House, and Other Traumatising Airbnb Experiences

The sharing economy is a thing of beauty and a thing of horror.
VICE Staff
6.23.16
Stuff

​Uber Drivers Tell Us About Their Worst Customers

Ever wonder how a customer gets a one star rating?
Jake Kivanc
4.27.16
tech

The Sharing Economy Is Not Your Friend

Exploring the claims that Uber and Airbnb dodge laws, avoid taxation, and manipulate data for profit, while claiming to help everyday consumers.
Drew Millard
2.13.16
News

How Full-Time Airbnb Landlords Are Making the Housing Crisis Even Worse

London homeowners renting out their second properties the whole year round aren't just driving up property prices, they're breaking the law.
Corin Faife
2.4.16
News

San Francisco Hates Airbnb, But Voted to Keep It Anyway

San Francisco residents voted down a measure that would have restricted short-term property rentals in the city. But the housing battle is far from over.
Mark Shrayber
11.5.15
News

​Watch an Uber Driver Pepper-Spray a Drunk Passenger in Self-Defense

The driver is apparently done driving for the company after a wasted guy lost his cool over Halloween weekend.
Brian McManus
11.3.15
News

I Interviewed Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End

In his new book, <i>Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future</i>, Mason predicts that we're due a new economic system, one birthed by the "smartphone generation".
Simon Childs
8.25.15
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Uber Election: 2016 Candidates Are Finally Talking About the American Underclass

The ride-sharing behemoth has sparked a bigger election year debate about what the "normal" American worker looks like.
George Pearkes
7.21.15
News

Britain's 'Sharing Economy' Is Creating a Desperate Servant Underclass

The "future of work" is a rip-off for workers who live in constant fear for their jobs.
Philip Kleinfeld
6.23.15
Stuff

The Modern-Day 'Taxi Driver'

My Life Driving an Uber Cab as an Iraq War Veteran with PTSD
Colby Buzzell
6.7.15