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Welcome to Forbes. The Uber economy isn’t about jobs, but patches of earning. I recently got an Uber ride from Paul, a voluble middle-aged guy who is typical of the drivers you get from the ride-sharing app.

The Uber economy isn’t about jobs, but patches of earning

Paul lives in a rented apartment with his son. His main job, a couple days a week, is for a carpet-cleaning company, which covers the rent but little else. He also offers a tax-accounting service from his apartment, not legally (his credentials are from another country and not recognized here, he says); it provides extra income a couple months a year. Last year he and his son scraped together enough to buy a black Lexus, on seven-year financing, which they hope will become their main earner, through hookups generated by Uber and other apps, but also through a private limo service they hope to get licenced.

If it all works out, Paul and his family will have a stable income, enough to save for retirement and get his son a place of his own. People like Paul help explain why we’re approaching these questions from the wrong angle. From Sharing to Cooperation: Lessons from Mondragón in the “New Economy” - Digital Labor Working Group. Here is a copy of the talk that I gave at the “First International Conference on the Links between USA and Spain” in April, 2014 at the University of Alcala.

From Sharing to Cooperation: Lessons from Mondragón in the “New Economy” - Digital Labor Working Group

The title of the talk is “From Sharing to Cooperation: Lessons from Mondragón in the ‘New Economy.'” As you may know, the phrase “the new economy” emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s and it is by no means “new” at this point, but rather points us toward an economy that has decidedly moved from Fordist arrangements of labor and production to what has been referred to as “post-Fordist”, relying on “flexible” or causalized labor and “just in time” production. The Uber Effect: How the ‘sharing economy’ has shaken Ottawa’s taxi industry. Is the ride-sharing app Uber an unfair, unregulated competitor to Ottawa’s taxis — or is it the innovative and inevitable way of the future?

The Uber Effect: How the ‘sharing economy’ has shaken Ottawa’s taxi industry

Andrew Duffy looks at the controversy over an app that’s already taken a quarter of Ottawa taxi drivers’ business Getachew Ayele used to operate a local convenience store, but when he started to lose business to Shoppers Drug Mart and other chains, he jumped to the taxi industry. Ayele, 57, an Ethiopian immigrant and father of four, is today pondering another career move because of Uber, the controversial new player in the city’s people-moving business.

Since the ride-sharing service launched in Ottawa last October, Ayele has seen his take-home pay drop 25 to 30 per cent. It means there’s less money left over once he’s shelled out $2,025 for insurance, license rental and dispatch fees each month. “This is a tough time,” he says. In only eight months of operation, Uber has wrought massive change in Ottawa’s taxi industry. How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the “Lemons Problem” Government regulation is often explained as consumer protection in cases involving asymmetric information: situations when sellers know more about their product than potential buyers do.

How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the “Lemons Problem”

Proponents of consumer protection regulations argue that if buyers know sellers can withhold key information about a product, meaning buyers are unable to distinguish between good and bad purchases ahead of time, lower-quality products will dominate the market because consumers will be less willing to make purchases. The fear is that without regulations buyers and sellers will not make beneficial exchanges. A new study conducted for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that reputational feedback mechanisms—buyers’ and sellers’ abilities to rate one another and share information about their interactions—can help correct these information deficiencies better than traditional regulatory approaches.

George A. Study: 'Sharing Economy' Could Make Some Regulations Obsolete. Regulators have spent decades trying to protect consumers from exploitation by predatory sellers, but the Internet may have already solved the problem.

Study: 'Sharing Economy' Could Make Some Regulations Obsolete

According to a paper released Tuesday by Mercatus Center fellows Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman, Anne Hobson, and Chris Kuiper, the rise of the Internet-based “sharing economy,” exemplified by services such as ridesharing and consumer review websites, has done more to empower consumers than have 45 years’ worth of government regulations. While regulations often appear to be common-sense solutions to market deficiencies, the authors claim, they “are not as effective as market solutions, and may harm consumers instead of helping them.” (RELATED: Adam Smith Opposes Regulation of the Taxi Industry) One of the primary justifications for consumer-protection regulations, they explain, is the so-called “lemons problem,” first identified in 1970 by Nobel Prize-winning economist George A. Akerlof. The Booming Sharing Economy Phenomenon.

Written by George Salapa in Business on the 22nd May 2015 / 1 Comment With no mercy, the phenomenon of sharing economy is eroding every industry and business type.

The Booming Sharing Economy Phenomenon

Cars, houses, boats, services - all the things we used to pay for and own are now becoming shareable. Internet is an immense trading platform, removing the need for an institution. With Car2Go, ZipCar and the likes, driving a car in the city centre is a "pick-and-drop" experience - just as liberating as riding a bike was before. No parking, fines or maintenance costs. All of this is clever, but also incredibly efficient. Car2go.com. Da Uber ad Airbnb, perché la sharing economy non crea veri posti di lavoro.

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Da Uber ad Airbnb, perché la sharing economy non crea veri posti di lavoro

Scaling Customer Experience In The Sharing Economy. Now that Android Auto is here, get ready to sell your car. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I crossed the bridge connecting SFO's terminals to board the light rail, commuting a couple stops down the line to the rental car garage.

Now that Android Auto is here, get ready to sell your car

I walked past what seemed like 20 aisles of 100 cars each in the Avis section, eventually arriving at my ride for the week, a newer-model Mazda3. I just wanted to get going: I was exhausted, in the way a transcontinental flight exhausts you without even moving a muscle, and I was a little exasperated that my car was about as far from the garage's entrance as it could possibly be. (The perils of not being a Platinum member, or a Diamond member, or whatever it is they call you if you're a preferred rental-car client.) But it's not that simple, of course. You can't "just get going.

" How Everyone Gets the ‘Sharing’ Economy Wrong. Mensch vs. Maschine, Sharing Economy vs. Industrie 4.0  Die großen Vordenker wie Musk oder Hawking befürchten Schlimmstes, auch auf der Huffington Post!

Mensch vs. Maschine, Sharing Economy vs. Industrie 4.0 

Wenn sie Recht haben, droht uns die Dominanz der künstlichen Intelligenzen. Der nachfolgende Beitrag ist ein Zwischenruf zum Spannungsfeld von Mensch und Maschine und betrachtet insbesondere die Konsequenzen von Sharing Economy und Industrie 4.0 für die Logistik (und andere Bereiche). Beide Themen sind enger verwandt als es auf den ersten Blick scheint und ihre Auswirkungen groß. Bleiben Sie immer up to date und erhalten Sie die neuesten Nachrichten von Huffington Post auch auf Facebook. und lesen Sie den Artikel weiter.

How the sharing economy became the height of fashion. With so much inventory moving through the closet-sharing economy, at Poshmark we recently partnered with the United States Postal Service to create the industry’s first-ever fashion-specific shipping label that makes shipping fashion as simple as possible.

How the sharing economy became the height of fashion

As American shopping behaviour continues to change, traditional marketplaces will keep trying to innovate to keep up with the rise of the closet-sharing economy. E-commerce companies, like eBay and Amazon, have attempted to replicate the unique connection seen in this type of social environment by trying to create a community and discovery engine - and this will be the biggest challenge for these companies as consumers look for that connection because it was not initially built into the core of their business.

-This is a guest blog and may not represent the views of Virgin.com. Please see virgin.com/terms for more details. The sharing economy is a rent-extraction business of the highest order! Is there a fundamental conflict at the heart of an industry that preaches collaboration but, due to being radically commercialised by venture capital money from Silicon Valley, also needs to profiteer from the goodwill of others if it’s to remain viable? Excerpted from Izabella Kaminska: “In Paris this week, at the Ouishare Fest, the great and the good from Europe’s sharing economy have been delving deep into what it means to be running a collaborative business model within a capitalist framework.

Renting an Identity: Experts Warn of 'Addictive, Exploitative' Side of Fashion Sharing Economy. Imagine you’re on a yacht with your friends wearing the latest Jimmy Choo handbag, your red bottom shoes and a cute little dress by Moschino, partying the night away eating food prepared by a personal chef. Well, what if you could do it all for a fraction of what it would cost to own it all? Thousands and thousands less? It’s now entirely possible, thanks to the advent of the sharing economy. But experts warn behind the facade of shiny, designer goods lurks a darker, more troubling side for young women chasing an unattainable lifestyle.

Will Anyone Really "Own" Clothing in the Future? Owning stuff is so last generation. These days, you can loan out parking spots, cars, sports equipment, and even bulldozers. So why on Earth do we stick to the idea of "closet staples" when it comes to our clothing? A new generation of shoppers is changing that. Reuters reports that young people are being dubbed "NOwners," relying on trading, sharing, and renting to fill out their wardrobes. Infographic: Is there a lack of understanding around the sharing economy? Elizabeth Warren: No Need to Stop Uber-ized Workforce, but Must Invest in Education (Video) Elizabeth Warren, the firebrand Massachusetts senator, disagrees with corporate CEOs on many issues. On one point, however, she may be on the same track. At the opening night of the Code Conference, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher asked Senator Warren for her thoughts on the tech industry’s significant, and growing, impact on labor — how the on-demand economy is creating full-time jobs out of part-time work.

Several startups, like Uber, rely on contract employers. Google CEO Larry Page has predicted that part-time working will soon be the norm. Warren said the trend is inevitable. “Our only chance for survival is to innovate our way out of this,” she replied. Sharing Economy Panel Discussion w/ Airbnb & More (CSW Global 2015) Social Innovation through The Sharing Economy. The sharing economy is a prime example of social innovation. At a basic level, sharing (rather than owning) assets is more economically efficient, environmentally sustainable, and community-oriented. The sharing economy addresses a range of social problems—including isolation, over-consumption, and economic scarcity—in new ways.

In addition to helping individuals meet their needs and expand their universe of opportunities, it also builds social capital—the connections within a community that help boost resilience and bring people back into relationship with one another. Sharing Economy e Uber: il luddismo è servito — In italiano. Ho letto il reportage di Emily Guendelsberger a proposito di Uber a Philadelphia, su cui è basata un’opinione del Wall Street Journal su cui è basato un pezzo tecnologico del Sole24Ore. How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the “Lemons Problem” Uber: the selfish face of the sharing economy? Even if Uber does not operate in your city, you’ve probably heard of the popular taxi app company. Following a successful US$1.2 billion funding round last year, Uber is now valued at a mammoth US$40 billion.

However, it has not been all plain sailing for the fledgling company. A number of scandals and regulatory battles plagued its reputation in 2014. From a trade union perspective, Uber’s brazen attempts to skirt around laws that guarantee both passenger safety and fair competition in the industry have been a major cause for concern. Che cosa (non) è la sharing economy. Unique Challenges in the Sharing Economy - Incubio - The Big Data Academy. The Founder of Sharing Academy, Jordi Llonch, traveled to Paris last week to speak at the OuiShare Fest.

Sharing Academy is a startup currently incubated in Incubio, it is a peer-to-peer tutoring marketplace where university students that need help to pass some subjects can find top-notch colleagues from their same university and degree, that can help them pass their exams. The OuiShare Fest is a three-day festival about the collaborative economy, this year in Paris from May 20 – 22, 2015. Everyone is an expert. Who Needs Regulators When There’s the Sharing Economy? What’s the Airbnb for Health? Pioneering Ideas Podcast Episode 9. Defining The Sharing Economy: What Is Collaborative Consumption. The Sharing Economy. How Capitalism and Regulation Will Reshape the Sharing Economy. How the leisure industry will survive the sharing economy. According to a recent study, it has finally been proven that AirBnB has had a negative impact on the hotel industry, as revenues have dropped with the growth of AirBnB.

The Big Collision Between Vacation Rentals and the Sharing Economy Is Happening Now. Welcome to Forbes. Infographic: The collaborative economy honeycomb. Impact Of Sharing Economy On Commercial Real Estate. Defining The Sharing Economy: What Is Collaborative Consumption. Let’s Uber It: Business Models for the Next Automotive Economy. Stop Saying Uber Is Part Of The Sharing Economy.

Unleashing the Sharing Economy. Sharing Economy e Uber: il luddismo è servito — In italiano. La “sharing economy”: un’altra macchina per fare soldi. Room2Care: Introducing, the Shared Aide. The Sharing Economy Answer to Home Care. Millennials and the $335 Billion Sharing Economy - Total Youth Research. Scaling Customer Experience In The Sharing Economy. How the Sharing Economy Disrupts Law, Transportation & Hospitality. Defining The Sharing Economy: What Is Collaborative Consumption. The Shafting, Um, Sharing Economy. Uk.businessinsider. How Everyone Gets the ‘Sharing’ Economy Wrong. Tribunale di Milano vs. Uber Pop:e’ concorrenza sleale.L'app deve essere inibita in Italia.

Cover story: The sharing economy. Uber, i divieti e la regolamentazione della sharing economy. Untitled. Da Uber ad Airbnb, perché la sharing economy non crea veri posti di lavoro. How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the “Lemons Problem” Does the Sharing Economy Destroy the Middle Class? Points and Figures. In a sharing economy, labor laws fall short. The Shafting, Um, Sharing Economy. Da Uber ad Airbnb, perché la sharing economy non crea veri posti di lavoro. Does the Sharing Economy Destroy the Middle Class? Points and Figures. I casi Uber e Airbnb: la sharing economy è un nuovo paradigma o semplicemente un nuovo monopolio?

L'"economia collaborativa" ai tempi di Airbnb e Uber: Gea Scancarello la racconta, in un libro. Report "scopre" la sharing economy: «Un mondo senza crisi» EP039: The Sharing Economy: Meal Sharing, Car Sharing, Dog Sitting And More - Get Paid For Your Pad. How These 5 Uber for X Startups Handle Challenges of the Sharing Economy. A Shared Future, A Global Economy Of Haves And Servants. Uber, perché non si può resistere alla sharing economy. What Big Brands (Could) Bring To The Sharing Economy. How Everyone Gets the ‘Sharing’ Economy Wrong. In San Francisco, a battle over the 'hotelization' of neighborhoods.

How These 5 Uber for X Startups Handle Challenges of the Sharing Economy. Airbnb und Co.: Stadt Wien rüstet sich gegen Sharing-Economy - Wien Aktuell. Sharing Economy: l’individuo tra potenza e atto. Thompson Rivers University Events. Sharing economy for water lets farmers lease excess resource to neighbors. EP039: The Sharing Economy: Meal Sharing, Car Sharing, Dog Sitting And More - Get Paid For Your Pad. Future Thinkers Podcast Sci Fi, Copyright and The Sharing Economy with Robot Overlordz. Uber test drives program that takes a bigger bite out of drivers' pay. Uber and Lyft are being sued by the disabled. Inside the Sharing Economy: Airbnb Fight Heats Up in NYC. The sharing economy is quite the rage these days, with new businesses constantly popping up wanting to sort out some aspect of your life. Never Mind the Sharing Economy: Here’s Platform Capitalism - Contagious ideas is spotting trends. By Jeremy DUMONT, french strategic planner : interactive communications. Join PSST (opinion and trends) www.PSST.fr.

How Uber-type jobs are driving inequality, and what to do about it. The sharing economy is a lie: Uber, Ayn Rand and the truth about tech and libertarians. The Big Collision Between Vacation Rentals and the Sharing Economy Is Happening Now. How Small Businesses Can Use the Sharing Economy. 6 Ways to Write Your Own Success Story in the Booming Sharing Economy. How the Sharing Economy Disrupts Law, Transportation & Hospitality. Q&A: Shelby Clark, executive director of PEERS. The sharing economy and tax. Untitled.

Gli sviluppi della sharing economy. 5 Ways A Sharing Economy Helps Save Money. The Booming Sharing Economy Phenomenon. Perché la sharing economy farà il successo di Expo (e 6 realtà da tenere d'occhio) Nightswapping: An Airbnb Alternative Featuring Actual Sharing. Thompson Rivers University Events. Sharing Economy, Sharing School - Rural HubRural Hub. The Sharing Economy: Knowing What's Right for You Tickets, San Francisco.