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Conscious Consumerism

It’s hard being a thoughtful consumer these days. There are so many things to consider. Rachel Botsman and Paul Smith are leading thinkers in this new world of exchange. They join Waleed Aly in The Drawing Room.

Radio

BBC Radio: The Sharing Economy

Home swaps, driving your neighbour’s car, private car parking in your drive, even renting your neighbour’s clothes. They are all part of a new style of collaborative enterprise in which nearly everyone can join and (maybe) make money: the ‘shared economy’.

Radio

The Sharing Economy Needs to Start Sharing Its Data too

Author Rachel Botsman, one of the preeminent writers on the sharing economy, shared this vision in a 2012 TEDGlobal talk. “It’s only a matter of time before we’ll be able to perform a Facebook- or Google-like search and see a complete picture of someone’s behaviors in different contexts over time,” she said.

Articles

Is peer-to-peer travel sharing for you?

“The story you read in the media — and often echoed by travel industry incumbents — is that it’s a Generation Y thing for price-sensitive travelers,” says Rachel Botsman

Articles

Convene

If you think of the industrial age, it has centralized power, it has centralized wealth, it has centralized production and it has  centralized jobs. We’re now living in an age that I call distributed power, where power is moving to the edges, to networks, to individuals.

Interviews

The sharer barer: Rachel Botsman on the new democracy

Rachel Botsman believes sharing is the new democracy. She tells Jasmine Gardner why she rents her baby kit, hasn’t owned a car for 14 years and teaches governments how to cut out middle men by shifting power to the people.

Interviews