The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (via emergent by design)

In The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac wrote about walking through a neighborhood late at night, seeing the blue TV screens through windows; he reflects on the treadmill mantra: “work…produce…consume.”

Economic news is always delivered to us in terms of growth; as the only way forward.

It is exciting to see the concepts of Collaborative Consumption expanding with new impetus and creativity (historically, always revived in times of economic depression).

Here is a recent post from Venessa Miemis’ Emergent by Design blog:

The Rise of Collaborative Consumption A few weeks ago, I got a copy of Rachel Botsman’s new book, What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. The general theme of the book is that we’re shifting away from a society of hyper-consumption and equating personal self-worth with amount of material good accumulated, and instead to a world where our ability to access and exchange resources, develop a reputation, and build community and social capital takes precedence in how … Read More

via emergent by design


About John Wackman

A writer since I learned to hold a pencil (no, not like that...hold it like this!). Long-time writer/producer for television, now organizer of Repairs Cafes in the Hudson Valley (13 & counting!) -- Program Manager of Solarize Hudson Valley, non-profit, state supported, community sponsored renewable energy program. We're all re-inventing ourselves. It's a sci-fi world, isn't it?
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