Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Can A Sharing Economy Fit With Democracy?

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What's Yours Is Yours
by Rachel Hoyt
 
Sharing is daring.
Caring is baring
your plight with delight
though your pack be light -
No iPod or hot rod,
No survival pod,
No hot tub or back rubs,
No security hub,
No trap door or trick floor,
No free candy store,
Just what's yours, all yours,
No less and no more.
 
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
 
 
Sharing
by Rachel Hoyt

Sharing is daring
To let your path collide,
Abide with caring,
Wear more trust than pride,
Alongside those faring,
Comparing their ride,
No guide, just a clearing,
Appearing like the tide.
 
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

 
It was not much of a surprise to me
to read that the sharing economy
is butting heads with democracy.

13 comments:

  1. sharing economy really doesn't fit with Democracy. There is no doubt about that.

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  2. ha. we teach our children to share and then promptly forget our own lessons...

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    1. Yeah, I don't remember being taught an age at which I should stop sharing. Hmmm...

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  3. The foundations of economies change and so do the theories as to why they work, but sharing is a more universal value... I like Brian's comment.

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    1. I would say it's a universal thought which I wish was a universal value.

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  4. So much to think about here, Rachel. I like "Wear more trust than pride."

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...