The 'Sharing Economy': Uber & Airbnb Come To N.H.

Feb 2, 2015

With the rise of services like Uber and Airbnb, more folks who would normally use city-regulated taxis or hotels are now using apps to connect with strangers for a ride or a place to stay. But while this new ‘sharing’ configuration may be cheaper and more efficient, some worry about safety, fairness, and the future of work.

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GUESTS:

  • Derek Thompson - senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.
  • Neil Niman - economics professor at the University of New Hampshire

CALLOUTS:

  • Antonio Correia - Uber driver based in Manchester
  • Joe Plaia - Portsmouth attorney who is representing a cab driver asking the city to regulate Uber drivers the same as cabbies