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Services like the ride-sharing company Uber are making it easier than ever for Americans to get what they want, when they want it.

Liz Gannes of Re/code writes about the so-called "instant gratification" economy that allows people to get everything from a tamale to a house cleaner on-demand.

She joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss how these services — how they work, where they're available and whether the companies are financially sustainable.


This segment aired on August 5, 2014.

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