Are you UBER?

Thu 02 Jul

With so much discussion around the Sharing economy over recent years, and the popularity of services like AirBnB, JustShareIt, and a veritable swathe of alternatives that allow users to rent their homes, garage spaces, storage units, cars, and themselves; we wonder about this "Sharing Economy" and what impact it has on the Economy-Proper. One only has to look at the ongoing battles between taxi companies and Uber as your benchmark for the kind of concerns these new avenues take on the traditional marketplace. Whether this is merely an adjustment to a brave new world, or indicative of the inherent problems remains to be seen. 

Popular TV host Charlie Pickering, of The Weekly, tackles the issue in a recent episode.