Stories tagged with sharing economy

Fare economy

Don’t call Uber and Lyft “ride-sharing,” says AP

Uber and Lyft don't actually 'share' anything, rides or otherwise. The Associated Press suggests calling them "ride-hailing" or "ride-booking" services instead.

Business & Technology

Uber says half its drivers make $90K a year — yeah, right.

The ridesharing company employs some questionable math to calculate the mean income of a NYC UberX driver. Let's run those numbers again.

Living

There must be 50 ways to share your sweater

We'd like to help you in your struggle to be free. Here's how to stop buying and start sharing, swapping, and renting clothes.

Living

‘Peer-to-peer’ lending cuts out the Wall Street middlemen

Social lending outfits allow you to loan money to actual humans, providing a leg up for people who really need one.

Living

Back to the land again: Folk schools teach skills for modern-day survival

A new generation of homesteaders heads to the woods to learn about beekeeping, artisanal bread making, how to make an electric car -- you know, the basics.

Living

Shareable’s Neal Gorenflo wants to share with you

Neal Gorenflo, founder and publisher of Shareable, chatted with Grist readers about the sharing economy. Check out a replay of the chat.

Living

Knit together: Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing?

Amy Twigger Holroyd wants to slow fashion down and empower people to make their own long-lasting, sharable clothing.

Business & Technology

Friends with benefits: New tool uses Facebook to speed up sharing

Former Sierra Club President Adam Werbach says his new sharing platform, yerdle, will make snagging free stuff as easy as a trip to the store.

Living

Here’s one more thing you can share: Kids

The sharing economy makes it easy for people to connect via technology to share cars, bikes, homes offices, tools, pets -- and now children.