[least trusted - typically highly regulated]
Arms Length Merchant for Commerce
|Public Transport, Taxi||Hotel||Restaurant or Supermarket||University or Public Schools||Bank/Angel/VC Invest?|
[3rd party peer validated]
Weaker ties social media technology
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar
|Airbnb, Couchsurfing, Tripping||Resy and Reservation Hop - sell your "unneeded" restaurant reservations (aka "JerkTech")||MOOCs||Kickstarter or Crowdfunding|
[2nd party validated - occasionally regulated]
Weak Ties Social for Activities
|Facilitated nonprofit carpooling i.e., RideshareKC||Among Friends-Family?|
[most trusted - typically unregulated]
Strong Ties for Family/Friend
|Neighbors carpool to work||Friends/family staying for the weekend||Friends or family over for dinner/bbq||Home schooling||Lend/Borrow/Gift Among Friends/Family?|
Regulatory and Legal Models for the Sharing Economy
On April 28, 2015, at UMKC's Law Schools, Technology and Access To Justice Conference a break out panel including Dean Ellen Suni, Bill Mullins, Kate Garmin, Rick Usher, Dazza Greenwood, Tony Lai, proposed a forum to discuss and present challenges presented to existing regulatory structures by the growing sharing economy.
Dean Ellen Suni, UMKC Law School gave the breakout session group summary of the forum proposal.
Dazza Greenwood of MIT Media Lab quickly launched an announcement web site for the planned open forum on issues and options for future regulatory and legal models for the sharing economy.
Local & National Sharing Economy Events:
- FTC Sharing Economy Workshop - June 9, 2015
- 2015 TecNA Summer Conference - Kansas City - July 29-31, 2015 - Sharing Economy Panel proposed
- TechWeek - Kansas City - September 14-20, 2015 - Sharing Economy Panel proposed
Kansas City Sharing Economy Workshop Events:
Updated - HomesharingMatrix_07-28-15.xlsx
Missouri State Law - Lodging FAQs
February 22, 2016 - Homesharing Economy - Short Term Stay Zoning Code Proposal
Potential for KC Panel and Workshop:
MIT suggests holding Elevator Pitch in parallel to this event
Panel of national experts, NLC (who has funds to bring these people in?)
potential from Kauffman Foundation
work with MIT Media Lab to coordinate panels in NYC and Boston with NLC and those cities in Peer Network
need meeting at KCnext and Kauffman Foundation
Tony meeting with Kauffman next week
pursue the 5 Whys as we review regulatory requirements for self-identified sharing economy businesses
how is technology building trust structures that may be able to replace regulatory scope?
are sharing economy companies building entrepreneurs as independent contractors or pushing out employee support obligations? Is this a means of rejuvenation of the middle class?
How do cities establish a paradigm or framework for evaluation of sharing Economy businesses
how do cities develop enforcement
review definitions of sharing economy and pick some we will use in the forum, review different public safety issues within these various definitions. Are new business types providing a higher level of public safety than the regulatory agencies, I.e., Airbnb identify verification and rating systems v. no regulatory framework for lodgers/boarders in single family residences
1. Transportation - ridesharing, ridehailing, car sharing, self-driving cars, shipping/delivery - Kaargo, Lodging - homesharing - Airbnb
3. Food - peer-to-peer restaurant reservation sales (Resy, Reservation Hop is now OK Shift this is the story of a startup pivot to a different business model)
4. Education - MOOCs, Homeschooling LEARN Kansas City Homeschooling Network (and general WikiKC Education page), How do Unschoolers turn out - "Unschoolers of all types had overwhelmingly chosen careers high in those qualities that sociologists have found lead to the highest levels of work satisfaction," Thiel Fellowship - Thiel Fellows are given a grant of $100,000 to focus on their work, their research, and their self-education while outside of university; Little Free Libraries
6. Government - MuniRent
Industry Scale and Funding:
Collaborative Economy Funding (2002 - present) - Jeremiah Owyang
Sharing Economy Resources:
Bloomberg brief on sharing economy.pdf - June 15, 2015
What is the Sharing Economy? - Christopher Koopman, George Mason University, February 27, 2015
"Any marketplace that uses the Internet to connect distributed networks of individuals to share or exchange otherwise underutilized assets."
The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change - George Mason University, December 8, 2014
Sharing economy in the energy sector:
More comprehensive article on the sharing economy:
June 9, 2015 Workshop Webcast by the Federal Trade Commission - The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators
In the News:
June 29, 2015 - The Sharing Economy: Access Trumps Ownership
June 5, 2015 - A City View of the Sharing Economy
May 28, 2015 -The risks and rewards of selling dinner reservations
May 15, 2015 - Google Blog - Green lights for our self-driving vehicle prototypes
Dozens of Airbnb hosts will share this study with state lawmakers in Albany today. The Airbnb community is committed to working together on some basic rules and will urge lawmakers to:
Create rules that allow New Yorkers to share only the home in which they live. Current law prevents many people from sharing their home unless they are present. The community wants to collaborate on thoughtful laws that let New Yorkers share only the home in which they live, while preventing abuse.
Strengthen laws that prevent illegal hotels and create tougher policies for unlicensed hotel operators.
Help the Airbnb community pay $65 million more in taxes. Airbnb wants to collect and remit hotel and tourist taxes in New York on behalf of hosts, but currently cannot do so. If New York changes the rules, the City and State will receive an additional $65 million in tax revenue annually.
Fix the law to help New Yorkers who need it most. If an apartment is rent-regulated, people are unable to share that home, even if they are present. Home sharing is an economic lifeline for thousands of New Yorkers. These people should be able to share their space as long as they do not earn more through home sharing than they pay in rent.
May 11, 2015 - How Crowdsourcing, Ride-Hailing Apps Are Reshaping NYC
May 4, 2015 - California Bill Takes Aim at Home Sharing Websites
February 2, 2015 - The Share-the-Scraps Economy
September 16, 2014 - The Killer App for Sharing is Cities
July 2014 - ReservationHop is now OK Shift!
July 18, 2014 - Drawing The Line Between “Peer-to-Peer” And “Jerk” Technology
January 31, 2013 - Food: The Next Frontier for the Sharing Economy?