12 Apr '12, 10am

How Collaborative Consumption Could Help Shrink Government

One of the saddest things about the recent Agenda 21 conspiracy silliness has been the repeated accusation that environmentalism is somehow about abolishing private property or adopting communism. It's true that many of us believe that owning less stuff can bring you more freedom , but that's really a message about building a smarter economy, not imposing more authoritarian rules. In fact, sharing more may be key to achieving one of the political Right's biggest goals—shrinking the size of government. We've already seen New York replace some employee vehicles with a Zipcar fleet , and a report over at O'Reilly Radar suggests that collaborative consumption could herald massive savings for local and federal government alike : What is clear is that, after years of spreading through the private sector, collaborative consumption is coming to government, and it's making a differ...

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