Sharing Economy

Share and share not just alike

Want to rent a bike? If you’re in the wrong neighborhood, forget it.

In many cities, bike-sharing programs are mainly used by yuppies, hipsters, and tourists.

every plow and then

Sharing tractors? There’s an app for that.

Trringo aims to make expensive equipment accessible to farmers in the Indian countryside.

uber complicated

It’s like Uber, but for public transit. Also, it is Uber.

Altamonte Springs, Florida, struggled for years to develop a transit system.

share the power

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.


Karl Ove Knausgaard is just as depressed by empty American consumerism as you are!

In the most recent installment of this series, Knausgaard briefly and grimly decries colonialism -- with some degrowth undertones.

Recycled Cycles

This co-op bike shop will teach you to fix your own damn bike (and that matters)

The bike kitchen movement greases the gears of the real sharing economy.

sharing and caring

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Business & Technology

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.

Fare economy

Don’t call Uber and Lyft “ride-sharing,” says AP

Uber and Lyft don't actually 'share' anything, rides or otherwise. The Associated Press suggests calling them "ride-hailing" or "ride-booking" services instead.