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Who Really Wins In The Share Economy?

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The share economy makes life more convenient for a lot of people. But companies like Uber and Airbnb have their share of critics. So what exactly is the share economy? And who are some of its winners and losers? Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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MrHooligan357 (2 months ago)
People can do what they want. however I choose to boycott all forms of the share economy. I am strongly against unregulated capitalism.
buckeye545 (4 months ago)
Yes because a valid reason to evict someone would be that they want to air bnb the place instead.
David De Haro (5 months ago)
hate this channel because they don't put the big picture out there. What about sharing water and renewable resources. Sharing skills and talents. What about the motivation of people that want to do better? There has been more good than bad in this planet. The problem is that history and news are made of catastrophes, and they paint a dark perspective in our specie.
mr nobody (11 months ago)
Sharing economy destroy the economy. Most hotel and taxi company can't keep up, and people lose their steady job. While some people got this unsteady job without employee benefit and has a lot competition, so they end up with nothing. And all the start up will keep competing each other with lower price and reduce their margin. So, who is winning? The Consumer
Roger S (1 year ago)
It is only Peer to Peer capitalism. Nothing wrong with sharing/pooling resources, people have done this among themselves without money, then "Sharing economy" can be exploitative to their volunteers, workers or present system. Many workers have to work several jobs in this economy to make enough to survive. This can end up costing you more in the future such as things she covered and you pay more taxes in the future to support a broken system. Not relying on your tax money, money from government- funded charity organization and money donation from people is the real sustainable movement: unlike some of these models under "sharing economy" that rent something in exchange for your money is just another profitable form of capitalism in disguise. Do some research on who they took from to start their company before your support.
andrea assanelli (1 year ago)
The fact that it s called sharing economy doesn t mean it cannot use marketing strategies....such as the ways to say sharing economy is good for people, ecofriendly and so on..... would you blame coca cola zero if you don t get thinner?
James Gonzalez (1 year ago)
This is a very big brush stroke , comparing uber and air bnb as the entire SHARE ECONOMY. There are tool libraries, thing libraries, public gardens and food co-ops and many many other share communities. I would also even claim to say these arent share economies, but rather contract economies. I agree with her points about exploitation of employees and safety concerns specific to those niches of transportation and lodging. But be aware that it isnt the whole picture.
Notification Email (1 year ago)
This is 2015 video.
K. Ganesan Ganesan (1 year ago)
share field work.
spyralspyder (1 year ago)
Stop calling people randos. People are people.
Bhavesh sinha (1 year ago)
i know networks like Uber who takes a percentage , Airnib Websites corps
Eleanor Justice (2 years ago)
This video blurs the "share" economy (first time I've not heard it called sharing economy) with gig economies, and platform businesses with pipeline businesses. There's no mention of time banks, tool libraries, yard shares, or any of the other true sharing economy projects and principles. Google "shareable" and read up if you want a better overview than this.. thing.
Eleanor Justice (2 years ago)
This video blurs the "share" economy (first time I've not heard it called sharing economy) with gig economies, and platform businesses with pipeline businesses. There's no mention of time banks, tool libraries, yard shares, or any of the other true sharing economy projects and principles. Google "shareable" and read up if you want a better overview than this.. thing.
James Gonzalez (1 year ago)
I have the exact same sentiments!
ddorfpunk1 234 (2 years ago)
No possesions, no ambition, no opinion. Sounds like modern day commie shit to me.
mayday (2 years ago)
death to the "sharing" economy
Lisa Burke (2 years ago)
Those who offer services with companies like Uber are treated no differently than a freelancer or contractor. You just described the working standards of every 1099-er in the US. Moreover, most wage earning employees are hired at will and their income can also be reduced if the company so pleases. Naturally a company and its leaders will make more than anyone working underneath them. This is true for anywhere.
Calvin Wong (2 years ago)
I don't think Uber and Lyft qualify as "sharing economy". When people's livelihoods are dependent on driving, then it's not considered as sharing anymore. Ultimately, these car-hailing services will gradually replace the drivers with autonomous vehicles. If these companies really consider themselves as "sharing", then they should offer their drivers the option to invest in the company's stock. There are a number of companies out there that are employee-owned.
Brandt McCall (2 years ago)
The sharing open source economy, is positive for everyone and is the economy of the future, and has been for most of humanities history. Money as a means of financial exchange is a very recent development. Humans have classically always co-operated and shared their gifts/talents/skills/time in equal exchange with one another. We are even physiologically designed for it, ie. when we feel genuine care for others animals too we all produce extra dopamine the mood promoting neurotransmitter in our brains. Altruistic people also overall live longer and in better health too, then those purely focused on their own well being. Compassion for self and all sentient beings is a golden key to true happiness. Best to all.
OldTozan (1 year ago)
The "sharing economy" has flooded the market with too many drivers, many of whom drive from Sacramento to San Francisco after they finish shifts at full time jobs. This negatively impacts traffic and the environment. It has also destroyed the possibility of earning an income that supports taxi drivers to have a family and send their kids to college, which you could do as a cabbie 5-10 years ago. It's not a sharing economy. It's an upward money funnel for a very few people who own the apps/corporations.
King Flip (2 years ago)
+drinking robot you are correct I have no idea how people can't figure this out. Uber has annihilated their competition
drinking robot (2 years ago)
sharing economy mostly benefits the capitalists n the shareholders.
Garry Pane (2 years ago)
who really wins in the traditional economy?
spyralspyder (1 year ago)
The ones directing workers.
Bob Lin (2 years ago)
The competent ones.
jason8ification (2 years ago)
Every few, that's why many people are moving into the sharing economy.
UnknownDude007 (3 years ago)
"Some people say the hotel and taxi industry should just catch up". Yes. Exactly . Either catch up or die, because the people, the free market will determine your fate. And right now, people and the free market are choosing Air BNB and Uber because most hotels and most taxis suck ass. For example, you know which hotels won't be affected by Air BNB? The ones where the super rich go to because it's exclusive to them, something super rich people love, and if you want to start a hotel now, try and replicate that, seeing as the average person will now go to Air BNB but rich people won't.
LapseOfApathy (3 years ago)
It's how capitalism is supposed to be and its beautiful
LapseOfApathy (3 years ago)
It's how capitalism is supposed to be and its beautiful
FrogmortonHotchkiss (3 years ago)
+LapseOfApathy What, you think this is a truly free market in action? I'm not so sure.
donkeycheeks (3 years ago)
+LapseOfApathy It's hideously exploitative and selfish. Sure, that's capitalism, but it's ugly as hell.
kirpid (3 years ago)
I think you're a nanny statist, if you can't fucking handle a grass roots free market.
Kirk McCosker (3 years ago)
+FrogmortonHotchkiss I support anybody that wants to join a safe little union or HOA. Hell, I support anybody that wants to start a commune. Just let us folks at the bottom have hoo-RAH mothafuckin capitalism too. I don't give many fucks about capitalism, I just want to live in a free country.
FrogmortonHotchkiss (3 years ago)
+kirpid You make it sound like a test of machismo. Some people just want a system that works most of the time for most people, not a "straight shot of muthafuckin' capitalism, BABY, hoo-RAH!"
Amy Stanley (3 years ago)
thank you so much I really found this helpful
Mark Ricktor Vomr (4 years ago)
aalkukhun (4 years ago)
Just capitalism off the hook ... Widening the gap between the Wealthy and the poor that's all...
Kris W (4 years ago)
Sounds like barter with a 21st century profit tag affixed.
ime akpan (4 years ago)
I have that very same shitty fixie bike! I hope that I can make some money over the summer and rent it out.
Stevie Micah Saunders (4 years ago)
Why would you reference a video at the end and not put a link in the description for those of us annotationally-challenged? Channel fail
Proxlime (4 years ago)
sounds interesting tho ill like you aj to review these new services in a few more years and see how they develop in a larger scale
Rashid C (4 years ago)
like TZM except money part. genuine criticism made about the sudden decrease/increase in price/value of shared econ.  beyond 'communism!'
Berkan Celebi (4 years ago)
exploiting the workforce sounds like the USA

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