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The sharing economy: another casualty of Covid-19?

The sharing economy: another casualty of Covid-19?

The ‘sharing economy’ was seen as the future only a few months ago, with digital platforms acting as intermediaries to match supply and demand for just about anything. Need somewhere to stay? Book an Airbnb. Need a ride? Call an Uber (US:UBER). Need someone to assemble your IKEA furniture? Turn to TaskRabbit. Fuelled by smartphones, ‘gig’ workers and generous doses of venture capital, these services offered consumers a cheap and convenient alternative to the traditional way of doing things.  

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