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There will be four journal prompts provided before the Wednesday April 5th deadline. Journals are due at the start of class.
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Topic: The ‘Sharing’ Economy
Primary Question: Do the benefits of the so-called sharing economy outweigh the costs?
For the purposes of this journal, the sharing economy is defined as: An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else. (Source: Investopedia)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the sharing economy? What are the impacts on the employees/competitors of sharing economy businesses (Airbnb, Uber, etc). What role does the government play in the sharing economy?
Background Material (in random order)
- Welcome to the ‘Sharing Economy’
- The Sharing Economy: Dictionary of Commonly Used Terms
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