DESIGN AND THE SHARING ECONOMY

Wed November 11 6pm



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Juliet Schor, Bob Massie, and Ian Gonsher : Debating and Designing the Sharing Economy - Uber-ovation or Solidarity?

November 11th 6.30-8pm Chace Auditorium. CD-CF co-sponsored with History, Philosophy and Social Science RISD.

The "sharing economy" has become an object of great interest and controversy. Is it empowering individuals to live in more socially-conscious, ecologically sustainable and economically efficient ways? Is it allowing monopolistic tech companies to evade labor and municipal regulations and unfairly destroy existing businesses? Does it enhance opportunity for ordinary people or drive wages and living standards down in a race to the bottom? Is it our future or a return to unregulated 19th century markets? And most importantly, can participants determine the answers to these questions?