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After the crisis: The sharing economy our saviour?

Kaun, Anne (2014) After the crisis: The sharing economy our saviour? Euro Crisis in the Press (09 Oct 2014). Website.

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The so called sharing economy is thriving. People increasingly use platforms such as airbnb, uber, TaskRabbit and Rent the Runway to rent or offer their sofa, a ride, services or a designer dress. Some pundits see this growing sector as an indicator for shifting norms: Claire Cain Miller argues that in the aftermath of the Great Recession sharing or renting emerged as new social ideals pushing back against overconsumption and the connected debt accumulation that seemingly caused the crisis in the first place.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:40

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