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The “sharing economy” is taking root across rural America. This involves people renting apartments, cars and other assets directly from each other, coordinated through Internet-based, peer-to-peer services. Technology has reduced transaction costs, making sharing assets cheaper and simpler than ever and, therefore, feasible on a larger scale. The big change is the availability of more data about owners and their assets, which enables consumers to rent those assets when they are needed.

Added October 11, 2019