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JARED MEYER is a senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability. He is the coauthor of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young (Encounter, May 2015) and the author of Uber-Positive: Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy (Encounter, June 2016). Meyer, a member of Forbes’s 30 under 30 list, has testified before various congressional committees on regulatory reform. In addition to publishing hundreds of opinion articles, Meyer has also discussed his research on many radio and television shows, including the BBC, FOX, and NPR.
Entire industries are being transformed, consumers have more power than ever before, and people are finding new ways to earn a living—even in today’s slow economic recovery. All of these improvements stem from the rise of the so-called sharing economy.
Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30. These Americans, known as millennials, are, or soon will be, entering the workforce. For them, achieving success will be more difficult than it was for young people in the past.