This is what SCORAI members think about the “Sharing Economy”

William Rees It has long puzzled me that discussions of the neoliberal economy often neglect two things: The first is that the neoliberal ‘lens’ magnifies a single growth-promoting value—efficiency–at the expense of all others.  The result is more efficient (and more destructive) growth (simply getting bigger, not necessarily better) at the expense of economic diversity, Read more about This is what SCORAI members think about the “Sharing Economy”[…]

CfP for SCORAI-sponsored Sessions at the GRF-SCP Conference

Shared by Maurie Cohen on our mailing list. The SCORAI Board is organizing a series of sessions at the Third International Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption being held June 27‒29, 2017 at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. The theme of the event is “Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and Read more about CfP for SCORAI-sponsored Sessions at the GRF-SCP Conference[…]

Scamming in the Sharing Economy: “not your Mom’s B&B”

Shared by Patrick Bond on our mailing list. It seems like politicians, journalists and pundits are lining up to praise the “innovative” promise of the so-called “sharing economy.” But is there something sinister lurking behind the collaborative facade that so often accompanies rosy assessments of the peer-to-peer online sector? To consider this question, we connected Read more about Scamming in the Sharing Economy: “not your Mom’s B&B”[…]