The Sharing Economy is Changing the Way the World Consumes Products

The latest trend in product...

The latest trend in product consumption is quickly gaining traction and you can become a part of it today!  The sharing economy is simply changing the way in which the world consumes products by creating more environmentally aware and all-inclusive societies across Ireland and the world. It seeks to develop a trusting community whereby renting […]

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The Sharing Economy is...

The Sharing Economy is taking over the supply of goods and services here in Ireland today at breakneck speed. Whether you choose to term it Collaborative Consumption or Peer-to-Peer Commerce, one thing for certain is the fact that smaller one on one business transactions are gradually taking a slice of the monopoly from the big […]

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How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

After years of brewing...

After years of brewing at home, Evan Sallee and his partners at Fair State Brewing, Minnesota’s first consumer-owned beer cooperative, were finally ready to open a taproom in Minneapolis. They needed a spot that could accommodate brewing, with a storefront that invited people in off the street. That combination was hard to find until they […]

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The Present and Future of On-Demand Work

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[ad_1] I recently attended an eye-opening event hosted by the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity in San Francisco. The event shed light on the proliferation of self-employed workers in the U.S. and explored ways to support a new breed of workers, including those finding gigs through on-demand marketplaces like Upwork, Thumbtack, and Lyft. A bulk of the day […]

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Automation Is the Next Phase of the Collaborative Economy

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[ad_1] This may come as a shocker to many, but in the next few years, the peer-based sharing/collaborative economy will shift to automation. I’ve studied this market closely and want to make some clear predictions on where things will head. Four years ago, I mapped out the Collaborative Economy, which is the phase where humans […]

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Podcast: How People Around the World Are Building a Solidarity Economy

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[ad_1] In the face of social and ecological peril, there’s a movement that continues to build and resist. This podcast will take you into the heart of it. “I can’t accept the death of my imagination on a daily basis,” Caroline Woolard told us when we visited her at her studio in Lower Manhattan. “I’d rather have less money and […]

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Sharing the world’s wealth through a basic income guarantee

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[ad_1] World Basic Income (WBI) is a campaign organisation with a proposal to achieve greater social justice through the provision of unconditional cash transfers. World basic income differs from national-level basic income initiatives in that it would gather money at the global level, and distribute it to every person worldwide.  While STWR does not necessarily […]

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Creating and Capturing Value in the Collaborative Economy

Bernie J Mitchell  ...

Bernie J Mitchell   “I think we are going to pull our heads out of our arses just in time”   This line has stuck in my mind since talking to Lisa Gansky for this interview. I’m sure there is a more polite way to start this article, but it’s always good to lead with […]

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