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Ellen Sandell

The sharing economy shouldn’t become the taking economy

The sharing economy shouldn’t become the taking economy

By Ellen Sandell  Melbourne MLA A lot has been said about the new “sharing economy”, where people can share or lease their assets that would potentially go unused, like cars, rooms or entire houses.   The skyrocketing popularity of sharing economy services like Uber and AirBnB shows that there is a demand for these services

Your ride home

What is the story behind ride-sharing company Uber? Uber officially launched in Australia in Sydney in 2012. The company is basically a ride-sharing car service. Smart phone users can book a driver using their phone’s GPS, and watch as a driver comes to pick them up. An Uber transaction takes place entirely through the app.

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