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This article is aimed to igniting and questioning the merit of share economy, an emerging business model. In doing so, economic and social issues are explored and, then, compiled to offer such impacts by employing a case study of an American entrepreneurial transportation network service, “Uber.” While gaining more popularity, the service has well-received strong disapprovals from local communities. With document analysis as a tool, literature and various media releases pertaining to Uber were sought, collection, analyzed, and forged into the very economic and social agendas. Among which are the free-rider problem on public infrastructure, eroding consumer’s rights, and life-work security.
This article, however, is not to hold against the share economy, but rather introductorily points out the economic and social implications. laborate analysis on these may be offered in this article since it would need sufficient, verified statistical information. In this regard, the author calls for concerned citizens to take part in further search investigate the very essence of the share economy.
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