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Alternative Economies

Could cash-free lifestyles work across a whole economy?

Today Business Daily dispenses with the business bit of our role - today we're reporting on alternative economies.

Could you live without money, for example? We've sent our Berlin correspondent to share some out-of-date cookies with Rafael Fellmer, a man who says that he can live perfectly happily without any cash.

But could cash-free lifestyles work across a whole economy? What if - instead of owning things - people shared them? It's an environmentally friendly way to use idle resources more efficiently - who could argue with that? We've found someone who can and does. Stand by for a very heated debate on whether sharing is just traditional capitalism wrapped up in a few warm words. Milo Yiannopoulos is the outspoken editor of The Kernel, a combative online magazine that focuses on technology and Lisa Gansky is the author of "The Mesh: the global share economy directory".

Plus we explore the risks - and benefits - of sharing a business with your nearest and dearest.

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Tue 15 Oct 2013 07:32GMT


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