Liz Gannes

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U.S. Mayors Back Sharing Economy

Good news for the Airbnbs and Lyfts of the world. The mayors of San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are co-sponsoring a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors today to support the sharing economy. Citing the economic and community benefits of “enabling affordable access as an alternative to ownership,” the mayors say they want to review regulations and measure impacts. How much does this matter? We’ll see.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work