Tonight on The Independents: The Sharing Economy


Who's the last first person you'd want driving you around for a fee? That's right, Kennedy:

Our hostess's participation in e-hailing is just one of many angles taken in tonight's special theme broadcast of The Independents on Fox Business Network (9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three and five hours later). "The Sharing Economy" will feature:

* Beloved Reason columnist Veronique de Rugy, talking about how the stifling regulatory state encourages these innovate workarounds.

* Fox Business Making Money host Charles Payne, who'll talk about why Uber and AirBnB are worth so much damn money.

* Airpooler co-founder Steve Lewis, who will talk about why the F.A.A. is so threatened by small-craft pilots taking strangers for a ride.

* Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul, and Getaround CEO Sam Zaid, who will talk about how much they hate Uber.

* Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, who will defend the regulatory state and otherwise do a lot of shouting.

* Dogvacay.com enthusiast Mike Lam and his dog Toby, who will demonstrate why peer-to-peer dogsitting is more rewarding than working for Goldman Sachs.

It's a terrific and informative program, and you should tell all your friends to watch it, two times. I'll be on Fox Business Network's After the Bell to preview the show at 4:45 ET.

And to get in the mood, there's nothing better than re-reading and re-watching Jim Epstein's marvelous multimedia piece from this spring, "All Hail the 'Sharing Economy!' A Mushy Phrase Gives Liberals Cover to Join the Fight Against Big Government."

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