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Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'
Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'

I was watching from inside my shiny tower in London’s financial district the day that Lehman Bros. collapsed. Bankers were walking out the revolving doors clutching files and family photos, economic refugees in well-cut suits. The party was over. Of course, it had to end some time — we all knew that deep down. And though some people said that it was a free bar — get your order in before it ends! — we could have guessed a big bill was coming our way. More than five years later, we’re still living with the hangover. Yet for many, these have been years of unprecedented opportunity. The boom time left us with too much of everything, from cars to second homes to...

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