Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
“…it is shared wealth that creates most of the value of private wealth, yet we charge private wealth owners almost nothing to use it.” Peter Barnes, on the need to base a New Economy on common wealth.
Instacart may be the next on-demand company to crater.
Uber is testing a new emergency hotline for riders. Is your city one of the test markets?
“There is a massive opportunity for people who wish to serve the planet to take hold of new technological tools and out-invent those who would consume our common assets.” The founders of two sharing economy companies, on why they want us to stop using that term to describe rentiers (and why real sharing matters).
Italy considers taxing sharing economy income at 10% up to the first€10,000 in earnings, more after that.
David Rolf has a new book coming out next month, about the Fight for 15—read an excerpt here.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Starbucks is encouraging baristas to register to vote. I wonder if they’ll give people time off to do so, not just in the presidential election, but every year?
“The doctor will see you now” seems moot, in an age of wearable tech and diagnosing apps.