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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Raphaele Chappe

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this lecture class:

A somewhat new, and highly profitable, feature of the economic landscape is the “platform”—a digital infrastructure powered by algorithms and automation that enables users to connect and interact. Making platforms valuable are zero marginal costs, non-linear scaling effects, and the economics of networks—all of which lead to positive feedback mechanisms, winner-take-all dynamics, and dominance of the market by a single firm or technology. This has led to the emergence of large “tech” behemoths—Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, etc.—that are uniquely positioned to discipline labor in new ways, extract and control unprecedented volumes of data, outsource risk, and assert governance and quasi-regulatory power over entire segments of the new digital economy. How did online audiences and digital revenue get so concentrated? What do online monopolies mean for business and society at large?

In this course, we will explore the nature and characteristics of the new platform digital economy. How is value created and distributed in “platform capitalism”? Has the platform economy inaugurated a new regime of capital accumulation? What kind of social and political order does it entail? Are platform workers “entreprenurial” or somehow more free, as euphemisms like the “sharing,” “gig,” or “on-demand” economy imply? Or, does the platform economy invariably depress wages, entrench existing inequalities and biases, and institute a new kind of surveillance regime? Drawing from a variety of books and articles, including Nick Srnicek’s Platform Capitalism, Matthew Hindman’s The Internet Trap, and Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson’s Machine Platform Crowd, this course will critically examine the emerging dominance of the platform business model and its implications for jobs, growth, and inequality.

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Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

We'll grant full course credit up to the start of the first class. After the first class we can offer 75% course credit; after the second 50%; and after the third 25%.

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Upon request, we will refund the entire cost of a class up until 1 week before its start date. Students who withdraw after that point but before the first class are entitled to a 75% refund. After the first class: 50%. After the second: 25%. No refunds will be given after the third class.

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