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How P2P Is Changing All Things

November 5, 2014

This article, written by Foundation for Economic Education distinguished fellow and Heartland Institute policy advisor Jeffery Tucker, discusses the rise of smartphone-based peer-to-peer businesses such as Lyft, TaskRabbit, and WunWun, and their effect

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This article, written by Foundation for Economic Education distinguished fellow and Heartland Institute policy advisor Jeffery Tucker, discusses the rise of smartphone-based peer-to-peer businesses such as Lyft, TaskRabbit, and WunWun, and their effect on how consumers interact with businesses providing services.

“The emergence of the app economy — an emergent order not created by government or legislation — has enabled these developments, and they are changing the world,” says Tucker. Speculating about a future economy “rooted in consumer service,” Tucker talks about the changes “emerging from within the private sector, not from government,” which may one day remove the permanency of the government-based economy.

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Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features.
media@heartland.org @jeffreyatucker