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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How Sharing Can Help Change Consumption Culture

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[ad_1] Tucked into the corner of the laundry room in my apartment building in New York City, New York, is a little free library created from a bookcase that was salvaged from a neighbor’s trash. Nearby sits a repurposed plastic hamper marked “Free Stuff.” For fifteen years the library has been providing residents with free reading […]

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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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3 New Reports Highlight Public Authorities’ Role in Boosting Collaboration

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[ad_1] The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), a nonprofit policy research group in Paris, France, recently published two quick-take issue briefs and a longer analysis that spotlights the potential of the sharing economy. These reports explore how goods-exchange networks, crowdsourcing, and collaborative mobility can contribute to and/or complicate municipal, regional, and national sustainable development goals. The first issue […]

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Creating and Capturing Value in the Collaborative Economy

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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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The true sharing economy: inaugurating an age of the heart

The true sharing economy...

The true sharing economy represents the end of the old ways defined by the pursuit of profit and competitive self-interest, while a new age of intergovernmental sharing and cooperation can only begin through the channel of ending hunger in a world that has such an abundance of financial capital and available resources. That is where […]

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