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Dark Side of the Sharing Economy

Just received a grant to study the dark side of the sharing economy.  The sharing economy, also called mindful consumption, are companies such as airbnb, lyft, relayrides, taskrabbit, dogvacay, where individuals are matched with other individuals to share ‘resources’.  The openess of this industry leads to abuse by some.  Many of you may know a guest booked through a popular rental site left $18,000 worth of damage to my home.  I’m looking for individuals who are the provider of services to the sharing economy who may have experience bad behavior by users.  Do you rent your house? Are you a uber driver? Do you run errands for others? Do you know of bad behavior that happened to someone?  Share your experiences here.  Also feel free to note good experiences.

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