Tag: sharing economy

Bill Maher recently went on a rant about the sharing economy. Our friends at the Free State Foundation have posted a response: “Bill Maher Does Not Understand the Sharing Economy.”┬áHere are two key points in their rebuttal: The shift from owning to renting benefits consumers with lower incomes: Due to the accountability and transparency that many sharing applications provide about their users, the emergence of trust between individuals to share their goods and services has shifted consumer preferences from owning to renting. People who could not afford to own a house, car, or even a power saw can now more easily rent them from others and ultimately enjoy a higher standard of living than they would have… View Article

The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Initiative pushed the problems to the forefront, proposed practical solutions, brought in leaders from other states to share examples, and created this nonpartisan opportunity. (At the signing of the 2012 Criminal Justice Reform bill.)

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