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To survive, the game of business needs to update its rules | Tim O'Reilly | Pulse | LinkedIn

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:58 -- rprice

Uber’s argument is that the algorithmically determined cost of a ride is at the sweet spot that will drive the most passenger demand while also providing sufficient incentive to produce the number of drivers to meet that demand. And because driver income is the product of both the number of trips and the rate paid, that sweet spot will also maximize driver income. Any attempt to set rates to specifically raise driver income would suppress rider demand, and so reduce utilization and thus wages.

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To survive, the game of business needs to update its rules | Tim O'Reilly | Pulse | LinkedIn

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:58 -- rprice

Uber’s argument is that the algorithmically determined cost of a ride is at the sweet spot that will drive the most passenger demand while also providing sufficient incentive to produce the number of drivers to meet that demand. And because driver income is the product of both the number of trips and the rate paid, that sweet spot will also maximize driver income. Any attempt to set rates to specifically raise driver income would suppress rider demand, and so reduce utilization and thus wages.

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Wendell Berry Earns Highest Humanities Award, Lectures on Economy and Imagination | Sojourners

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 07:35 -- rprice

“Even so, land and people have suffered together, as invariably they must. Under the rule of industrial economics, the land, our country, has been pillaged for the enrichment, supposedly, of those humans who have claimed the right to own or exploit it without limit. Of the land-community much has been consumed, much has been wasted, almost nothing has flourished. But this has not been inevitable. We do not have to live as if we are alone.”

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Wendell Berry Earns Highest Humanities Award, Lectures on Economy and Imagination | Sojourners

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 07:35 -- rprice

“Even so, land and people have suffered together, as invariably they must. Under the rule of industrial economics, the land, our country, has been pillaged for the enrichment, supposedly, of those humans who have claimed the right to own or exploit it without limit. Of the land-community much has been consumed, much has been wasted, almost nothing has flourished. But this has not been inevitable. We do not have to live as if we are alone.”

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| Double lives – the facts revealedThe MOO Blog

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 16:52 -- rprice

this emerging group of ‘Venture Creatives’ contributes more than £15bn to the UK economy every year and a massive $132bn to the US economy, with almost a third of UK workers and 41% of US workers currently reaping the financial rewards of a creative sideline. The picture looks the same in Germany and France, where around a third of workers are using their creativity to generate extra income.

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This Week, Exploring The Sharing Economy : All Tech Considered : NPR

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 09:18 -- rprice

The sharing economy can encompass a lot. There's tool sharing — whether that's bike-sharing, car-sharing or actual sharing-sharing. It also includes a subset called the peer economy, which describes peer-to-peer platforms in which people sell things to one another. There's also a subset called the "gift economy," which is stuff like couch-surfing through platforms like Airbnb. Speaking of which, the Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia described this movement this way, : "Social media is about sharing online. We've extended that behavior into the offline world.

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Florida among top states for ‘app economies’ - Orlando Business Journal

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 13:27 -- rprice

In Florida, apps have an annual economic impact of $587 million, which is the eleventh-highest app economic impact of any state in the U.S., according to a new study from CTIA – The Wireless Association and the Application Developers Alliance.

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Florida among top states for ‘app economies’ - Orlando Business Journal

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 13:27 -- rprice

In Florida, apps have an annual economic impact of $587 million, which is the eleventh-highest app economic impact of any state in the U.S., according to a new study from CTIA – The Wireless Association and the Application Developers Alliance.

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Arts help Orlando economy: Arts help Orlando economy, study says - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:25 -- rprice

When seven Central Florida counties were factored in, the study showed that the arts contribute $264 million annually to the economies of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties.

Conducted by Americans for the Arts, aWashington, D.C.-based national advocacy group, the study did not measure ticket sales or entry fees, but tallied other spending created by cultural organizations — everything from the groups' rents and payrolls to patrons' expenditures on transportation and baby sitters.

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