The politics of the sharing economy

“As best we can tell, the politics of the venture capital elite boils down to fending off higher taxes, keeping labour costs low and reducing the ‘burden’ of government regulation. … Silicon Valley could start by putting a stop to pretending that the sharing economy is about anything other than making a killing.” The “sharing economy” is just as exhilarating and vexing as the Web 2.0 meme was nine years ago.

 

 

Curated from ourworld.unu.edu

A really good provocation here around what we mean by the sharing economy and its relationship with big finance and profits.

   

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