The collaborative economy and taxation: Taxing the value created in the collaborative economy

European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Written by Cécile Remeur,

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A relatively recent phenomenon, the collaborative economy has become mainstream in a decade in some areas of activities, such as car-sharing or short-term lets. Although it is now a well-known term – with alternative names from the ‘sharing’ to ‘gig’ to ‘peer‑to‑peer’ economy – it remains difficult to grasp precisely, beyond the central feature that potential consumers and providers are connected via a digital platform that matches demand and supply, providing cheap access to information on a very large scale. These ‘match-makers’ make it possible for non-professional providers to offer goods and services in a wide range of activities, generating value and with the potential for further development.

The collaborative economy is a fast-evolving phenomenon, which spans existing situations. However, the names specifically used to describe it blur lines through the use of a new trinity: ‘users-providers-platforms’ that does not match with…

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Panic At KFC – Panic In The Shops – What the????


“The Beast from the Beast” . . . “Tesco, Waitress and Asda” . . .
Was this article written by children?

squire haggard – > Eldever
It’s written by AI – ”Artificial Illiteracy.”

What happened to the ”British stiff upper lip when faced with danger”

AppeaserMay – > Kpa636
All remainers, I reckon.

Vérité – > Kpa636
It’s not the indigenous Brits that are panicking!

MichaelUnderhill – > Kpa636
Nothing. Remember we are being replaced!

I went shopping for the week last weekend, I have meat and stuff i’ve batch cooked in the freezer, I have tins and packets. I have frozen bread. Judgeing by the amount of people in the supermarket and what was in their trolleys, they were weekly shopping too…
I don’t need to shop for perishables till next weekend…what is their problem?

Elder – > SpocksBeard
They’re uneducated in how to…

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House Intel Dems Are Accused Of Inaccurate Leaks Of Hope Hicks Testimony — Republicans Call To End Testimony “Only Used To Leak To CNN and NYT” — Hope Hicks Resigns

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Donald Trump speaks with campaign communications manager Hope Hicks as he arrives for a service at First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine, Iowa, during his presidential campaign in January 2016. “Hope is outstanding and has done great work for the last three years,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday. “She is as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person. I will miss having her by my side.”

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By Chuck Ross

Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are being accused once again of leaking inaccurate information about the panel’s Russia investigation, this time from testimony given on Tuesday by White House communications director Hope Hicks.

In an interview on CNN on Wednesday, Rep. Tom Rooney, a Florida Republican, accused Democrats of leaking Hicks’ comment in her nine-hour interview that she has told “white lies” on behalf of President Donald Trump.


Hicks’ remarks…

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Asian Markets Sell Off To Start March — Tokyo sank three percent; China Lower

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© GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP | Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell is due to appear before lawmakers again Thursday, days after his comments spooked global markets

HONG KONG (AFP) – Asian markets saw in March with sharp losses on Thursday, extending a global sell-off on US interest rate hike fears, with energy firms taking another hit from plunging oil prices.After a couple of weeks of calm, the volatility that kicked off February has returned on worries that the strong US economy and Donald Trump’s tax cuts will lead the Federal Reserve to tighten borrowing costs more than previously thought.

The latest bout of selling came after new Fed boss Jerome Powell gave an upbeat assessment for the economic outlook as he appeared before lawmakers Tuesday. Similarly, markets went into spasms at the start of last month in reaction to a strong report on US jobs and wages growth.

Powell is due…

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Welcome to the #wildwildwestwing


rainbowA rainbow formed as teachers prepared to welcome students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this week, after a massacre killed 17. In Washington, Donald Trump held a meeting on gun reform and shot down fellow Republicans.

Something incredible happened this week. Actually, a few incredible things: Donald Trump publicly shamed his attorney general; Trump’s girl Friday, Hope Hicks, announced her resignation; and Jared Kushner was outed for getting bank loans from bankers he met with in the White House.

And then there was the freakily amazing meeting on gun reform between Trump and a few dozen bipartisan House and Senate members in which Trump supported major reforms backed by Democrats, not his fellow Republicans. And the kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went back to classes after two weeks of leading a national conversation about gun reform following a massacre there. Whew.

Still, I have a bad feeling about…

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As Broward sheriff touts ‘amazing leadership,’ a low grumble builds in the ranks

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Image may contain: 1 personBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks before the start of a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Michael Laughlin TNS

February 28, 2018 08:03 PM

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No Signs? 9 Reasons We Miss The Psychology of Mass Murderers | Caregivers, Family & Friends

Parental Alienation

Did you know that severe/untreated mental illness accounts for between5% and 15%of community violence, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center?

Did you know that prisons across the nation are filled with those who have severe mental illnesses?

It’s a fact that severe and untreated mental illness can result in criminal behavior. We cannot, for fear of stigma, minimize this. We do NEED to ensure we provide clear and correct facts.

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