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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Share Economy is Failing. Abort or Retry?

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The Share Economy is a continuum of evil: from the purely generous (like CouchSurfing.org) to the prima fascia evil (cough cough MonkeyParking). But even those apps that seem harmless, if not good (think: RelayRides) disrupt more than the industry they ostensibly target. They disrupt the way we view public space and public goods. They disrupt the very idea of "private property," and, for that matter, of "sharing." This session will ask: are there parts of our economy that we should wall off from monetized sharing? What happens when people can go into the business of sharing - especially if that business relies on the use of (if not the sharing of) public space? Should the share economy be folded into the regular economy and thus abide by all its regulations, should it sit alongside the regular economy with its own set of regulations, or should it simply be shut down like a Napster for this decade?

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Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Innovation Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government
Gadi Ben-Yehuda is the Director of Innovation and Social Media for The Center for the Business of Government. He speaks and writes extensively, delivering presentations all over the US and internationally. His articles have appeared online and in print in publications ranging from... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Room 6AB

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