WANT to make a bit of extra cash driving strangers around in your car, taking care of someone's dog, renting your apartment or cooking a meal?
Welcome to the sharing economy.
With Internet-based apps and services like Uber, Airbnb and others, you make money, and the consumer saves. So it's a win-win? That's the multibillion-dollar question.
The new way of operating has been reshaping entire economic sectors, with the promise of improved efficiency and more flexibility.
The spectacular rise of ride-sharing, home-sharing and other services turned these economic models upside down, and has fuelled complaints that these services effectively skirt rules on safety, consumer protection and labour...