The 'sharing economy is those arrangements and enterprises which mobilize unused or underutilized capacity or resources for mutual benefit. A free box where local residents bring and take unused items is an example of a proven home-grown mechanism. Uber, and similar companies, are commercial enterprises whose business plan is to profit from organizing sharing mechanisms.
- "In Search of the Anti-Uber: Some say the so-called sharing economy has gotten away from its central premise—sharing." article by Nancy Cook in The Atlantic August 1, 2015