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

Dare You to Share
Blog 5

Dare You to Share


When I came to Bucknell as a freshman, I had no car. As the constant struggle to get into fraternity parties on the weekends proved fruitless, my friends and I quickly grew bored. One day, as we walked past the LC, we saw the Zipcars parked outside. Having not heard of them before, we quickly … Continue reading

A Kindergarden Concept
Blog 5

A Kindergarden Concept


Sharing is a fundamental concept. In fact it is a premise of our childhood. Could this concept really be taken to a new level and impact our economy? Arguably it is at the roots of economy itself. We have been providing goods that satisfy needs since the caveman era. “My rock for your club.” The … Continue reading

Are Added Values for the Environment and Community Really Worth a Change in Consumption?
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Are Added Values for the Environment and Community Really Worth a Change in Consumption?


All of the speakers from “The Rise of the Sharing Economy” http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp130902the_rise_of_the_shar added great value to the program because of the speakers’ diversity in viewpoints and backgrounds. This also brought controversy and discussion, which allowed listeners to form personal opinions on matters because we were able to hear many different perspectives on the same topic. That … Continue reading