Sharing the liberal utopia

The case of Uber in France and the US

Katarzyna Gruszka, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

We take the case of Uber, a global platform providing transport technologies, as an example of the spreading platform capitalism, analysed from a Hayekian and Polanyian perspectives. We present a chronology of the regulation struggles in the US and France, using Uber´s self-description and web discourse for illustrative purposes.