2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Share Economy is Failing. Abort or Retry?

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
Austin Convention Center


The Share Economy is a continuum of evil: from the purely generous (like CouchSurfing.org) to the prima fascia evil (cough cough MonkeyParking). But even those apps that seem harmless, if not good (think: RelayRides) disrupt more than the industry they ostensibly target. They disrupt the way we view public space and public goods. They disrupt the very idea of "private property," and, for that matter, of "sharing." This session will ask: are there parts of our economy that we should wall off from monetized sharing? What happens when people can go into the business of sharing - especially if that business relies on the use of (if not the sharing of) public space? Should the share economy be folded into the regular economy and thus abide by all its regulations, should it sit alongside the regular economy with its own set of regulations, or should it simply be shut down like a Napster for this decade?


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Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Innovation Fellow

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Gadi Ben-Yehuda is the Innovation Fellow for the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Department, Department of Labor, ...

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