sharing cities

147. How Sharing Cities Saves the World From Destructive Big Tech Capitalism and Libertarianism | Neal Gorenflo

Neal Gorenflo

Neal Gorenflo (@gorenflo)  is the co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the grassroots sharing transformation.

Neal’s worked with startups like P2P asset sharing platform Moogul.com, an online DVD exchange, a spinout of Cisco’s corporate asset sharing platform, and Divvy.com. He co-organized The Abundance League monthly salons in SF between 2005 and 2010, consulted with Institute for the Future, Stanford, Lowe’s, and has been featured by The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, Wired and Fast Company and appeared at SXSW, Sustainable Brands, and SOCAP.

He is co-editor of the books Share or Die: Voices of The Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis and Policies for Shareable Cities, the first sharing economy policy guide and is an adviser to governments and NGO initiatives. Grab his free book here!

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How US zoning policies institutionalized racism
  • What participatory budgeting can do for revitalizing civic life
  • Why the capitalism experiment of the free market failed
  • The power of local networks and connections
  • How we should rethink cities and urban planning
  • Why Neal isn’t that excited about driverless cars
  • The huge problem with America’s suburbs system
  • Why the gig economy is eroding our future
  • How Neal views the future of government
  • Why blockchain isn’t the answer to our problems
  • What libertarianism gets massively wrong
  • Why big tech is the most dangerous force today
  • How hundreds of cities are saving the world through sharing
  • Why Airbnb and Uber aren’t sharing companies at all

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