A New Capitalist Economy
The Sharing Economy has been given a few different names: the collaborative economy, collaborative commons, and peer-to-peer economy. Some economists believe that the Sharing Economy is an outgrowth of Capitalism. In the Sharing
Economy, individuals share their items such as homes (Airbnb) and cars (Zipcar) in a peer-to-peer fashion.
The internet has allowed our generation to democratize information. The Great Rebuild wants to apply this model to energy as one of its main platform pillars.
A Pricewaterhouse Coopers did a study on the sharing economy in the areas of travel, auto sharing, finance, staffing and steaming. It found that in 2014, spending in these areas, at only 5%, totaled $15 billion and is estimated to raise to $335 billion, at 50% spending, by 2025. In 2015, Price waterhouse coopers also found that almost one-fifth of American consumers already take part in the sharing economy. The sharing economy is transforming not only our workforce but the way we view employment. It offers a more entrepunuramialism and focuses on collabatiion.