Peer to peer economy

Evidence from the United States is that participation in the “peer to peer” economy is small but growing quickly: around one per cent of the US population in October 2015 earned some income from platforms like Uber or AirBnB; just over four per cent had ever earned income from these services. Compare the seventeen per cent of the New Zealand population who visited Trademe each day in April 2016. How big could this peer to peer thing get? Can it do things that have previously been the work only of government agencies or large corporates? Is there anything in this that is unique for New Zealand?

This is the forty-second Moxie Session, held Wednesday 8 June 2016 in Auckland.

Interview by Andrew Patterson.

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