Blog: Neal Gorenflo
Car sharing just took a step forward on June 3rd in California when AB1871 passed the Assembly with zero opposition. The bill now goes to the Senate and could become law before the year is out. We talked about the potential for this bill to accelerate the already fast growing car-sharing industry here.
In this video interview by The Atlantic, Richard Florida argues that the United States needs to get over its obsession with homeownership. Rental makes more sense given the excesses created by massive subsidies and the inflexibility for owners in an unpredictable economy.
I was curious about the origins of superfluid, a social enterprise that offers a virtual currency that makes working together, well, superfluid. Here's what co-founder Nathan Solomon had to say:
Last Thursday I spoke at the Viennese Talks on Resilience & Networks hosted by FAS.research, the Austrian Ministry of Science & Research, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and the Federation of Austrian Industries.
Our friends at Creative Commons are launching an innovative campaign today to raise seed funding for projects around the world devoted to increasing access using Creative Commons licenses. Below is the notice Shareable reader and Creative Commons staffer Jane Park sent us today.
Shareable contributor Rachel Botsman and co-author Roo Rogers just released a video previewing What's Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, their new book being released in September about sharing.
We seemed to have painted ourselves into a corner. See, wealth in the global economy depends on economic growth. Stocks, bonds, and real estate only maintain or increase in value if the economy grows. But the economy can't grow forever in a finite ecosystem without eventually destroying it.
So the strange circumstance we find ourselves is this. Our wealth gets wiped out if the economy doesn't grow. And it gets wiped out if it does, taking us along with it.
There's gotta be a way out.
Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. As a former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal is perhaps an unlikely voice for sharing. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good.