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Are Uber, Airbnb And Other Sharing Economy Businesses Good For America?

Posted by Dustin Robinson on December 18, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Originally published on December 17, 2015 in Forbes by Jacob Morgan and Eric Severs. 

Imagine a world where there are no employees. Instead everyone is an independent worker that moves around from company to company, project to project, and task to task. This is what most of the media and business publications are making it seem the future will look like, and they are wrong.

While we will indeed see the trend towards independent workers increase, this trend will by no means reach the exorbitantly large levels that some are reporting. Still, it is true that we no longer need to rely on organizations as our only source of income. Today you can drive for Uber or Lyft, rent out your place on Airbnb, sell products directly on Etsy, or offer your services on Upwork.


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