THINK 2016: Jared Meyer on “The Economics of the Sharing Economy”
What exactly is ‘the sharing economy’ and is that a good name for it? Why has it appeared now? What are its implications for the way we live and work, regulation and government, employment and the structure of business? Are we moving into a ‘post-capitalist’ or ‘zero marginal cost’ economy as some have argued?
Jared Meyer is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His research interests include microeconomic theory and the economic effects of government regulations. He is the coauthor with Diana Furchtgott-Roth of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young, and the author of Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy. He is a regular contributor to The Federalist, CapX, Forbes, and Reason. Meyer’s research has been published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, RealClearPolitics, and National Review. He has been a guest on many radio and television shows, including the BBC World Service, ABC, Fox News, and NPR. Prior to joining the Manhattan Institute Meyer was a research assistant for the political philosopher Douglas Rasmussen. He received a B.S. in finance and a minor in the philosophy of law from St. John’s University in New York.
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