Uber, the wildly popular alternative to taxis, has become emblematic of the way technology can disrupt established industries and is the prime example of the burgeoning “gig economy.” What ethical questions are raised by new disruptive companies like Uber? Are the options they offer consumers and workers to be celebrated, or is their flouting of labor laws and consumer protections to be condemned? Or both?
Explore all these questions and more in a friendly, facilitated environment, Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Café Ventana (3919 W. Pine Blvd). Food and drink are available to purchase from the café, so come eat and discuss!