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Robert Neuwirth: The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them

From rides to homes and beyond, we're sharing everything these days, with the help of digital tools. But as modern and high-tech as the sharing economy seems, it's been alive in Africa for centuries, according to author Robert Neuwirth. He shares fascinating examples — like apprenticeships that work like locally generated venture capital and systems for allocating scarce water — and says that if we can propagate and scale these models, they could help communities thrive from the bottom up.

English
  • Originally Aired May 17, 2018
  • Runtime 15 minutes
  • Production Code RobertNeuwirth_2017G
  • Original Network YouTube
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
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Robert Neuwirth Guest Star

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