Wired Magazine recently had an interesting cover story entitled How Airbnb and Lyft Finally Got Americans to Trust Each Other. It's a basic discussion of how much of the so-called "sharing economy" is built around trust, and how that's a sort of surprising thing, considering how little people tend to trust each other. Over at New York Magazine, writer Kevin Roose played the grumpy contrarian, arguing that the success of the sharing company has nothing to do with trust, but is all about desperation. And thus a big debate has kicked off. I'm going to argue that the debate is meaningless because it's not an either/or situation and neither point really matters much anyway.