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Big ideas of 2014: Peer to peer living—the rise of the “sharing economy”

Disruptive marketplaces like Airbnb are shifting power away from hierarchies and towards networks of individuals

By Serena Kutchinsky   January 2014
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Learning to share was once a key lesson of childhood. Today it’s become a concept at the centre of a fast-growing movement that has taken hold in the wake of the world recession. The “sharing economy” as it’s commonly known, is based on the notion of making a profit from your own under-used resources,…

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