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The risks of a sharing economy

The risks of a sharing economy
Many have presented the benefits of a sharing economy for customers. However, the progressive rise of a sharing economy has also some potential downsides, related for instance to the workers who provide the services.

Watch the video below and read The Guardian article ‘What’s Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy – the problem with Airbnb and Uber’ on the downsides of a sharing economy.

YouTube: How the ‘sharing economy’ disrupts civilization - Ed Ericson Jr. YouTube: How the ‘sharing economy’ disrupts civilization – Ed Ericson Jr.

Talking point

  • What do you think is the most critical downside of the Sharing Economy?
  • What solution might be introduced to deal with it?

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