Adam Parsons

Adam Parsons is the editor at Share The World's Resources, (STWR), a London-based civil society organisation campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations. He can be contacted at adam@sharing.org

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:30am
It’s Time for a Post-Piketty Vision of Shared Wealth
There is no doubt that Thomas Piketty’s best-seller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , has done a great deal of good in highlighting the urgency of tackling spiralling levels of global inequality. But could his main policy prescription – an annual global tax on capital - lead to a genuine...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:00am
The Rising Global Movement That Calls for #noTTIP
As the next round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) take place in Brussels this week, civil society groups are continuing to mobilise against this ongoing free trade agreement between the U.S. and EU that poses a threat to our public services, environment...
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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Putting the ‘Sharing’ Back in to the Sharing Economy
In recent years, a new kind of economy based on the age-old practice of sharing is flourishing across North America and Europe, and is now rapidly spreading in popularity throughout the Middle East and other world regions. Human beings may have shared since time immemorial, but information...
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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 2:06pm
Viva la #SharingSpring!
As spring begins to bloom, the sharing economy movement is ramping up its activities with a series of events being planned in different cities and world regions.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:36am
The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction to Its Political Evolution
In recent years, the concept and practice of sharing resources is fast becoming a mainstream phenomenon across North America, Western Europe and other world regions. The internet is awash with articles and websites that celebrate the vast potential of sharing human and physical assets, in everything from cars and bicycles to housing, workplaces, food, household items, and even time or expertise.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:47am
How to Mobilise $2.8tr to Finance the Global Sharing Economy
Today, governments around the world are implementing programs of austerity that are reversing the social protections that people have fought for over many generations. By dramatically cutting public spending on social welfare and essential services, austerity measures are undermining human rights and threatening to unravel the basic fabric of society and community. But is there really no alternative to these unjust economic policies, as we are being led to believe?
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:03pm
Attention America: Welfare is Not a Dirty Word
It was compelling to read the November issue of In These Times titled ‘ The Welfare State of America '. Over the other side of the pond, the idea of a welfare state is hardly a controversial topic for most (‘most') Europeans, especially in those countries like the UK that have long heralded the state pension, the National Health Service and, until not so long ago, free university education.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 1:12pm
Why We Should All Be Talking About Global Sharing
The idea of sharing is increasingly popular today as an answer to many of our social, environmental and economic problems. By learning how to share more in our everyday lives - in everything from cars, clothes, couches, meals, household tools, even our time and skills - we are able to interact more with others, build community, consume and waste less, as well as save money. Or even make a lot more money, if you're one of the entrepreneurs investing in the sharing economy's purported $110 billion-plus market .
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:45am
It’s Time to Prioritize the Global Sharing Economy
This following article is based on a new report, Financing the Global Sharing Economy , by the non-profit policy and advocacy group Share the World's Resources (STWR). For references, further resources and to read the full report, see below or click here .
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:20pm
The Failure of Rio+20 is a Wake-Up Call for People Power
Almost a week since the Rio+20 Earth Summit ended, civil society is coming to terms with the ‘epic failure' of global leaders to agree meaningful action for addressing the worsening planetary and social crises.
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