I’m in the process of researching a somewhat wide-ranging essay dealing with the history of usury and the rise of post-capitalism… and this article is certainly interesting in that regard.
One point I’d like to make: I’m not sure the word ‘economy’ as used by yourself to describe the ‘sharing economy’ is exactly right. One of the realities of any significant economy is ‘checks and balances’, and if I understand what you wrote correctly, those have not yet been fully realized in the sharing economy model. If they were, Jim would be largely black-listed across the board… an essential component, I suspect.
Also: why didn’t you go with your guts? Millenia of experience on tap. Don’t ignore it.