Should Creators Own Their Means of Creation?

Erik Forman on how to counteract the precarious realities of today’s platform economy

You can watch this episode on YouTube or listen to Means of Creation on your podcast app of choice.

In this episode, we were joined by Erik Forman, the co-founder of The Drivers Cooperative, a driver-owned alternative to Uber and Lyft. 

Erik spoke about how he got interested in the labor movement, his experience organising workers, what it means to be a socialist entrepreneur, and what a modern labor movement could look like in today’s platform-dominated economy. 

Erik has a deep understanding of labor theory. Besides being an entrepreneur, he has organised labor movements on the ground as a union organiser. He also teaches labor studies at SUNY Empire’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies. 

Erik was a great guest because he truly bridges the gap between theory and practice. Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! 


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