HAT Forum
Sat March 12th 2016
11 a.m. To 1 pm
519 Church Street Room 304
Topic “The Sharing Economy"
Proposer: Moses Klein

The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human and physical resources. It includes the shared creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services by different people and organisations. 


1.      What potential does the “sharing economy” offer?
2.      What pitfalls do you see in the trend toward the “sharing economy”?
3.      Do you participate in any “sharing economy” activities? Which ones, and what is your impression?
4.      The most controversial has probably been Uber. How should municipal regulators respond to the challenge to taxi regulations?
5.      Is “sharing economy” an accurate description of these ventures? If not, how would you describe them?

And two articles for background information:
From Wikipedia
<https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjH8s-ZoKzLAhVCuIMKHSAHCJQQFggrMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSharing_economy&usg=AFQjCNFfMSKBwkfnmjUKClvxm74FIWjiZA&sig2=ZaWMXvaUx_5OK4K2NYsEvQ&bvm=bv.116274245,d.amc>
From the Economist
<https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjH8s-ZoKzLAhVCuIMKHSAHCJQQFghjMAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.economist.com%2Fnews%2Fleaders%2F21573104-internet-everything-hire-rise-sharing-economy&usg=AFQjCNFyn5CMY9LwcXfhiL8i_m9zk0XNnQ&sig2=5Ylv6P8JFQw0_h_M5GFkDw&bvm=bv.116274245,d.amc>