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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Is the sharing economy colour blind?

Is the sharing economy colour blind? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s probably hard to dispute that the world is, by and large, a fairer place than its ever been.  Discrimination, on whatever grounds, is now widely condemned.  Whilst racial discrimination is frowned upon however, there have been a number of studies suggesting that our behaviours aren’t always aligned with our beliefs (at least our public ones). - See more at: http://www.adigaskell.org/blog/2014/02/28/is-the-sharing-economy-colour-blind/#sthash.YmBhHQcM.dpuf

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Will the Sharing Economy Unleash Latent Racism?

Will the Sharing Economy Unleash Latent Racism? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Benjamin Edelman and Michael Luca released a paper arguing that Airbnb customers racially discriminate between potential hosts.
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Racial Discrimination In The Sharing Economy - Forbes

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New research from Harvard Business School shows how online marketplaces like Airbnb can inadvertently fuel racial discrimination against sellers.  The problem? The ubiquity of profile pictures.


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