The sharing economy is sweeping the United States by storm. Rather than purchasing something you would rarely use, the sharing economy involves collaborative consumption to get the same job done. Some of these transactions include barter, some a monetary transaction, and others are entirely free. Below we take a look at some very popular categories, some websites in each category, and our opinions on the picks.
A few weeks ago I turned my 6 x 6 closet into my bedroom. The more I simplify my life, the happier and healthier I become. I’m finding joy in what is freely available to most of us, such as sun, air, water, the library, and human interaction.
Get money out of politics and take our democracy back! Look for me today in San Francisco. I’ll be the Good Guy in Green.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll find me riding down the California coast on the Do Good Tour spreading inspiration, smiles, and goodness everywhere I go.
I just parted ways with my last business shirt and slacks. I’ve been holding on to one outfit for times when I may need to impress a potential client, colleague, or investor. No longer will I conform in this manner to a way of life that I don’t see fit for myself. No longer will I support a way of being that I don’t see as necessary.
I’ve nearly crossed the entire state of Pennsylvania now and I’ve done it without using a penny. Was it really hard? No. In fact, it was quite easy. Why was it easy? Because Americans are wasteful and I am easily able to feed myself off of this waste. Because I ride a bike which uses my own free energy rather than drive a car that costs around 10 to 20 cents per mile to feed. Because the land provides for us and I use it’s provisions. Because I am resourceful and use what is available to me. Because I do good and so others want to do good for me. Because I understand that money is not needed to live and it is only something that has been created.
Which of these did I not eat today? 07/03 (Day 75)
-A box of Granola bars from the CVS dumpster
-A ready in the box microwaveable Thai noodle dish from the CVS dumpster
-A can of clam chowder soup (sell by date- 10/11) from a dumpster outside Subway
-7 star shaped custard filled donuts from the Dunkin’ Donuts dumpster
-Miscellaneous bagels and bread rolls from the Dunkin’ Donuts dumpster
-Handpicked black raspberries from the roadside
-A nutty bar found on the side of the road
-A jar of peanut butter found in an abandoned house with a 2008 expiration (still sealed)