BY GERRY VALENTINE in Conscious Company Magazine
Sharing-economy companies have come under fire for exploiting workers and damaging communities. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
We’re witnessing the birth of two very different business paradigms. One can reduce carbon emissions, restore communities, create jobs, and bring people together in mutually beneficial relationships. The other exploits workers, damages communities, increases inequality, and often misrepresents its intent. Yet these two disparate paradigms go by the same name: “the sharing economy.”