23 Dec '11, 10am

A Sharing Economy for the 1%

A Sharing Economy for the 1%

Tweet The sharing economy is usually identified with the 99 percent. Think Airbnb, BookMooch or Freecycle. You probably won’t find the 1 percent crashing in a spare room or scoring a free microwave. These rich people don’t have the need or will to share resources, right? Well, they actually do. Apparently, the 1 percent is interested in sharing as much as the rest of us. It’s true that you won’t find the 1 percent checking your couch on CouchSurfing or looking to take a ride with you on Zimride , but it doesn’t mean that they’re not interested in sharing. They just have different sharing services, which are more luxurious and usually are not open to commoners. While the 99 percent share cars on Getaround or RelayRides , or swap clothes on SwapStyle.com , the rich share luxury cars on HiGear and swap designer clothes on ReFashioner . It’s very interesting to see this luxuri...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/1-percent-joins-99-pe...

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