Journal instructions are available here.

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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Journal Prompt

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)

Follow-up Questions

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)

Practical Details

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