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The sharing economy: sharing for money

01/09/2015

The sharing economy is disruptive. It gives more power to both sellers and buyers. And it lowers prices while raising quality. But (...)
The sharing economy is disruptive. It gives more power to both sellers and buyers. And it lowers prices while raising quality. But the best thing about the sharing economy is that someone convinced us to call it the “sharing economy” instead of what it really is: the unlicensed-guy-charges-less-for-it economy. Take AirBNB. Sharing is “Hey man, me and my old lady are out of town this weekend following a Dead cover band wanna crash at my place?” AirBNB isn’t that at all. It’s “Hey man, I’m out of town for the weekend so wanna rent my place using a credit card or PayPal?… This story continues at The Next Web The sharing economy is disruptive. It gives more power to both sellers and buyers. And it lowers prices while raising quality. But the best thing about the sharing economy is that someone convinced us to call it the “sharing economy” instead of what it really is: the unlicensed-guy-charges-less-for-it economy. Take AirBNB. Sharing is “Hey man, me and my old lady are out of town this weekend following a Dead cover band wanna crash at my place?” AirBNB isn’t that at all. It’s “Hey man, I’m out of town for the weekend so wanna rent my place using a credit card or PayPal?… This story continues at The Next Web
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