Posts Tagged ‘Sharing economy‘

Who Benefits from the Peer-to-Peer Economy?

According to Economic Modeling Specialists International, the number of freelance workers in the U.S. grew from 20 million in 2001 to 32 million in 2014. Freelance work now comprises almost 18 percent of all jobs. This trend is expanding explosively. And not just because workers

Platform Capitalism

Some prominent critics even speak of “platform capitalism” – a broader transformation of how goods and services are produced, shared and delivered. Instead of the tired conventional model, with individual firms competing for customers, we are witnessing the emergence of a new, seemingly flatter and

Top 8 sharing economy companies

Access over ownership is the mantra of the sharing economy: a sector based on peer-to-peer lending, borrowing, exchange and collaboration. The idea of borrowing a ladder from your neighbour, who then pops round for a cup of sugar the next day, is not new. But

Sharing economies are here to stay

Link: Sharing economies are here to stay Far from a temporary blip driven by recession, sharing economies are offering a sustainable alternative to mainstream economics

emergentfutures: Car Sharing Grows With Fewer Strings Attached    Marc Clemens, founder and chief executive of Sommelier Privé, an online wine service, gave up owning a car a year and a half ago. When he wants to drive to work in the morning, he checks