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Young Lawyers Lower the Bar to Sharing Economy

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Can We Build Sharing Into The Culture?

Meet Janelle Orsi, a brilliant young lawyer who wants to see us share a whole lot more of everything. She co-wrote the book The Sharing Solution: How To Save Money, Simplify Your Life and Build Community.

"It makes life FUN" she exclaims. She wants to see the culture move in the direction of more sharing, as a solution, literally to saving the consumer world from itself. We're talking about sharing child care, elder care, establishing tool lending libraries, co-housing communities, household goods, sharing cars and much much more.

Orsi dedicated her practice to working out the legalities of sharing. She helps with things like regulatory and tax issues when people share a car or home.

She and fellow lawyer Jennifer Kassan co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center to help people formalize collaborative structures of all kinds.

Get ready for the new sharing economy!

Janaia Donaldson of Peak Moment TV asks all the right questions!

--Bibi Farber

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