Owning is the New Sharing

The so-called sharing economy, a model of business innovation based on open-source software and broad participation of a cooperative nature, is thoughtfully examined by Nathan Schneiderman at the Shaeable blog: http://www.shareable.net/blog/owning-is-the-new-sharing. In attempting to avoid the pitfalls of venture capitalist funding, these shared economy enterprises encounter many of the lessons and strengths of cooperative ownership, yet in a new context.  Worker cooperatives as well as multi-stakeholder cooperatives are included in this interesting and speculative but well-informed discussion.

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