The Rise of the Sharing Economy

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Welcome to what's called "collaborative consumption" with Internet companies like Airbnb, RelayRides, Liquid Space and TaskRabbit. They're providing access to things you want without the burden of ownership — cars, houses, tools, garage space — even leftover food. They're building a marketplace that's already worth $26 billion, reducing waste and throwing a scare into business based on consumption. But what about safety, regulation and trust? Is this the future or only a fad?

Credits

Guests:
Derek Thompson - The Atlantic - @DKThomp, Milo Yiannopoulos - The Kernel - @Nero, April Rinne - Collaborative Lab - @aprilrinne, Anna Bernasek - New York Times - @annabernasek

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Sonya Geis