Blog 5

Old Concept, New Name


I first heard of the “sharing economy” concept two years ago in a first year environmental studies course.  The class read chapters out of the book “Treading Softly” by Thomas Princen. Princen outlined is vision for a new economy that is driven by sustainable action. One of his main points was that communities are able … Continue reading

Blog 5

Trust and the Sharing Economy


After listening to the KCRW podcast I found myself very intrigued by the whole concept of shared economy and collaborative consumption and the different ideas that came with it. Although it seems as though these are new concepts, I find myself agreeing with the people on the podcast that both of these ideas have existed … Continue reading

Blog 5

The Sharing Economy


While listening to the podcast, I found myself mostly agreeing with the dissent’s arguments made by Milo Yiannopoulos. I agreed that some of the sharing economy sectors, specifically the Airbnb, seemed potentially dangerous for both consumer and lender. As Yiannopoulos said, you don’t know who you’re dealing with. Regarding the Airbnb, for all intensive purposes … Continue reading

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The Novelty of Sharing


The marketing of “collaborative consumption” to our generation, and our subsequent acceptance of it, stimulates the concept that sharing is innovative and modern.  However, I agree with the voices on the KCRW podcast, “The Rise of the Sharing Economy” that sharing and communal consumption have always existed. Our exponential advances in technology allows instantaneous information … Continue reading