Sharing Economy

Uber Opens Pandora's Box

Helen Goulden | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

It's all over the news; today London's Black Cabs are staging a protest against the introduction of Uber; a smart phone app that allows you to book private vehicles on-demand to get from A to B across the city. New York, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, it's a battle that's being played out in cities across the globe. And it's not pretty.

Nanny Labour Targets the Sharing Economy

Nicholas Rogers | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Rogers

No surprise that Creagh has backed the - heavily unionised - taxi drivers who loath the app. Creagh's argument is that apps like Uber must fit into the UK's regulatory framework. It's the left's favourite theme when it comes to the sharing economy: regulation first, reality last...

Sharing in a Changing Climate

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Helen Goulden

It would appear that most people don't care about a changing climate. Yet, that's simply not true. Many people care deeply, but fleetingly - in the same way they may consider their own mortality before getting back to thinking about what to have for tea.

The Sharing Economy: Communism or Hyper Capitalism?

Markus Barnikel | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Markus Barnikel

Until now we have been approaching our cars and our apartments without thinking economically. If we want to change that, it is neither communism nor turbo capitalism. It is not to reach a higher moral goal either and certainly not an evil act. It is simply reasonable and in addition also human and beautiful.

The Knowledge Economy and the Internet of Things

Niamh Corbett | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

There are two movements fundamentally changing the way we do things, use things and communicate with things. Both movements are new, disruptive and not yet widely adopted, but their opportunity and growth potential is huge.

Compare and Share: Co-operation or Competition in the Sharing Economy?

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech
Zoe Cunningham

The biggest issue in the sharing economy is that posed by legal questions to do with whether an activity counts as a "business" or not.

In Search of Capitalism 2.0: Time For a Clean Slate?

Michael Townsend | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Townsend

Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As a system for running our ec...

Why Sharing Is Caring

Emma L. Jones | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK
Emma L. Jones

It's not all about saving money, but it's clear that businesses are thinking about buying less, moving forward quickly without the baggage of ownership. Collaboration evens out risk and ensures people get proper use out of their assets, with less waste.

Applying the Sharing Economy By Renting Professionals' Time - Who Needs Fast Cars and Music?

Simon Harper | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK
Simon Harper

As more of us start to assess what we really value in our working lives we may find that the sharing economy opens up more options for our own working lives too, as portfolio working and 'renting time' become increasingly mainstream.

The Slow Manifesto: Rediscover Your Bank Holiday

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicolas Brusson

This bank holiday weekend is your opportunity to join the international Slow Travel movement; the extra day will afford you the luxury of taking your time getting to your favourite holiday spot but there's more to Slow Travel than that. The term does not, in fact, necessarily indicate that you'll be longer arriving.

Sharing: What Happens When Consumers Rethink The Economy

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicolas Brusson

Today is National Sharing Day. Major players in this emerging sector and forward-thinking citizens across the UK are getting together to spread the word about the economic transformation we are part of. It's the official launch day of a new non-profit organisation called The People Who Share, supporting the growth of the sharing economy in Britain.