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Source: Time.com, via @Gloria2812

The “sharing economy,” also referred to as the “gig economy,” is peer-to-peer access to goods and services, aided by technology. The gig economy has grown by between 8.8 and 14.4 percent in employment from the early 2000s through 2014. The sharing economy allows individuals and groups to make the most of underused assets, participating in an “if you can name it, you can rent it”  business model, turning idle property into profitable capital. The rise and proliferation of the sharing economy have yielded a variety of predicted outcomes. Some suggest it may be a sign of a “Great Reset” to a new economic model, that it may be the new ‘Industrial Revolution’ of our time, redefining success for the American worker and disrupting the political system as well as the economy. However, when sharing becomes a capitalist endeavor, it may not do much sharing.

What’s the State of Sharing?

Who is the Gig Worker?

How Big, How Much Impact?

Practical Change or Market Evolution?

Regulation: Step Up or Go Slow?

What’s Next?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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