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Is The Digital Economy Still A Capitalist Economy?

Don Tapscott | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don Tapscott

Too bad the term "socialism" was appropriated by Karl Marx, because it would be an apt description of today's emerging social economy. The social media revolution is transforming the way we create wealth, work, learn, play, raise our children, and probably even the way we think.

How the Sharing Economy Is Changing Your Halloween Costume Search

John Rampton | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
John Rampton

The emergence of the online sharing economy is giving people still another costume option that a few years ago wasn't available.

Rethinking Cities as Sharing Platforms

April Rinne | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
April Rinne

I work in the 'sharing economy' from a unique vantage point: at the nexus of private, public and social sectors, advising governments, companies, impa...

How Regulators Are Clumsily Undermining Their Plan to Let Rideshare Companies Thrive

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Just when I thought cooler heads had prevailed, all hell has broken loose in California's rideshare economy. Regulators gave the thumbs-up to companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar with one hand, and then used the other to layer on new rules.

36 Things You Can Share to Save Money

Max Levitte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Max Levitte

Does every family on the block need their very own snow blower? Surely your babysitter could watch someone else's child at the same time. And do you really need to own a power drill or just use one every so often?

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Startups Like Uber and Airbnb Will Continue To Disrupt Jobs. Here's What We Can Do About It

Wingham Rowan | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Wingham Rowan

The platform, called CEDAH (Central Database of Available Hours), allows anyone to list precise times when they, or a resource they own, is available for hire.

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Governments and Sharing: Lessons from the UK's Beyond Jobs Project

Techonomy | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

By Wingham Rowan (Image via Shutterstock) What can governments do to boost the sharing economy? What would be their incentive to do so? Where are t...

The Way We Work Is Changing - What You Need to Survive Will Surprise You

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

In today's connected era we're sharing information about ourselves that would have been unimaginable even ten years ago. A generation has grown up pouring out their thoughts onto a digital stage.

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Face...

The Fare-ness of Uber, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

Sheila Raju | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The long standing dominance of taxi unions and hotels around the world have led to expensive fares and limited options. These are only two of the many arenas that are ripe for innovation.

Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New "Demons," as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

Bill Shireman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Bill Shireman

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Stuart

The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.

The Sharing Economy at a Crossroads

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

What Freelancers Can Learn From 'Magic Schlepping Circles'

Sara Horowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Sara Horowitz

Just as observant Jews created a domain that made sabbath work for them, freelancers are creating a domain within the current economy that's all their own.

Why People Rule The World In 2014

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

People are more empowered now than they've ever been. And they're having their say in ways they've never had before, heard by wider audiences and taken ever more seriously.

Building a Better Economy Is a Shared Task

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Don't let its friendly moniker fool you: the sharing economy is serious business.

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

To encourage efficiency, we would want a proper set of regulations and taxes and have them apply equally to everyone. The point is to encourage people to make profits by providing better products or lower cost services, not to get rich by finding clever ways to evade regulations.

The Business of Sharing: How Technology Is Changing the Concept of Ownership

Danielle James | Posted 08.23.2014 | Technology
Danielle James

With co-working spaces popping up all over the world, and companies like AirBnB and Lyft, we are moving towards a socio-economic system built upon sharing our time, talents, and resources.

Empathy Depletion: An Environmental Hazard

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Harold A. McDougall

It seems more and more clear that sustainable development requires that we look closely not only at how we treat the environment hut at how we treat each other.

A Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy

David Mandell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
David Mandell

We recently embarked on a project to elevate the awareness of the sharing economy and are proud to share a look into a Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy. This movement is not just a trend, it's a way of life.

Abundant Living: Free Rides and Phone Service

Michael Morgan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Michael Morgan

The term "freemium" is used mostly in the digital marketplace referring to when a product or service is provided free of charge, but a premium is added on for access to special features.