While sharing is ideally an inclusionary act of caring, in practice it is often an exclusionary act of egoistic selfishness. This is seen in the “sharing economy.” I consider gated communities where residents who share common facilities are more interested in excluding others than participating in sharing within their communities.
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Russell Belk (2016) ,"Selfish Sharing", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 37-41.