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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

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The consumer economy is facing a challenge from what's called the "sharing economy," a new way of introducing people who own things to people who need to use them. On this archived edition of To the Point, will new, Internet companies disrupt traditional patterns of doing business or will they just fade away?  Also, business interests find Tea Party candidates don't always share their goals, and worker advocates filling the void left by weakened labor unions.

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Sonya Geis