Good Sharing, Bad Sharing Why we need a political regulatory framework for the Sharing Economy

Reinhard Loske's gas discusses a proposal to set up a sharing economy

Everybody's talking about the Sharing Economy. Some celebrate its capacity to help create a more equal society, but others warn of the threat of new all-powerful monopolies, and point to the example of Uber. In this gas prominent German Green Reinhard Loske argues that whether its results will be positive or negative depends on whether the 'new economy' is designed to maximise profits or to maximise social benefits. If we can manage to find the right political regulatory framework for it, then the Sharing Economy might just show us the way to a sustainable future  - and even to the demise of capitalism as we know it.

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