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Shut up With the ‘Sharing Economy’ [Op-Ed]

If I hear one more pitch about a product or service taking advantage of “the sharing economy,” I’m going to shoot a hole right through my Uber app.

Companies like Uber, Airbnb, DoorDash and Rover are touted as hallmarks of a new, more collaborative economy. These business models are a kinder, gentler way of commerce — you don’t rent a car, you share one; you don’t pay for a hotel room, you share a couch; you don’t hire a dog walker, someone “shares” your dog.

Oh, you millennials.

News flash: You’re not really sharing anything. You’re paying for services. 

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