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Law and Ethics in the Sharing Economy


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Ten slides for a ten minute presentation on the two polarities of the sharing economy - the platforms and the commons-oriented outcomes. Regulators - though vested with the powers to legislate and regulate for public health, safety, welfare, and morals - should avoid find a regulatory balance that encourages the development of the outcomes-oriented sharing economy, while also reducing adverse community externalities due to the platforms.

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Law and Ethics in the Sharing Economy

  1. 1.  State OutcomesPlatforms Platforms, Outcomes and the Police Powers of the State Law & Ethics in the Sharing Economy Karen Francis-McWhite, MSU College of Law February 27, 2015
  2. 2. Introduction: So Many Names
  3. 3. Introduction: So Many Names
  4. 4. Introduction: Method Why Critical Cultural Legal Studies? Culture Legal Culture (Internal & External) Values Positivist & Natural Law Norms Role of Law in Society Institutions Legal Authors & Authorities Artifacts The Law
  5. 5. Sharing Economy Stakeholders State OutcomesPlatforms
  6. 6. Sharing Economy: Platforms/Process
  7. 7. Sharing Economy: Outcomes • Inclusive Prosperity • Democratic &/or highly participatory governance • Crowdfunding Investment & Risk • No Artificial Scarcities • Open-Source Portals • Justice and the Common Good
  8. 8. Sharing Economy: Legs & Regs
  9. 9. Sharing Economy: Legs & Regs Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Are: • A company or organization (in California) • That provides transportation services • Using an online-enabled platform to connect passengers with drivers • Using their personal vehicles
  10. 10. Creating a Participatory Legal Culture  Hybrid Regulatory Schema  Remember the 9th Amendment and the last clause of the 10th