May 17, 2016
THE term “sharing economy” is a nifty bit of marketing: Share your car — via uberX — or your house — via Airbnb. The marketing would have you believe those slick app-based businesses are radical disruptions of stodgy economic models. In reality, you’re not sharing; you’re renting. And the sharing economy’s sparkly innovations also bring, as we’re increasingly seeing, new problems….