FROM Derek Thompson
The Rise of the Sharing Economy Welcome to what's called "collaborative consumption" with Internet companies like Airbnb , RelayRides , Liquid Space and TaskRabbit . They're providing access to things you want without the burden of ownership — cars, houses, tools, garage space — even leftover food. They're building a marketplace that's already worth $26 billion, reducing waste and throwing a scare into business based on consumption. But what about safety, regulation and trust? Is this the future or only a fad?
Reporting on Rape A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should “sexual misconduct” be defined by journalists, college administrators and the law?