Dean Baker: Dodging taxes and regulation isn't just disruptive - it's bad for the economy
Berlino vieta Airbnb. Lo farà definitivamente dal 2016, mentre nel frattempo la norma è aggirabile a patto che il proprietario dell'appartamento comunichi entro tre mesi agli uffici municipali la destinazione commerciale dell'immobile pena una multa che può arrivare fino a 50mila euro. Il regolamento è entrato in vigore lo scorso primo maggio. Airbnb non viene citato direttamente così come non lo sono 9flats o Wimdu, ma subisce gli effetti di un discorso generale legato agli utilizzi impropri delle abitazioni berlinesi.
For one month, I became the "micro-entrepreneur" touted by companies like TaskRabbit, Postmates, and Airbnb. Instead of the labor revolution I had been promised, all I found was hard work, low pay, and a system that puts workers at a disadvantage.
Earlier this year, I travelled to Melbourne for a conference. Instead of paying to stay in a hotel like I normally would, I paid a local couple to stay in their spare room. On arriving at their clean and
If you're from the sharing movement and are offended by this post, my opposite of this post is The Three Drivers of the Collaborative Economy, where I documented over a dozen specific attributes that are driving this movement. Please read it. While the recently published Report on the Collaborative Economy lists the key challenges continues to obtaining traction, let's focus in at a deeper level on what's counter-acting this market, and look at both sides objectively.
Hot off the presses from Airbnb's PR machine, we're hearing word of a new initiative dubbed "Resolution No. 87," which - co-sponsored by mayors from across the US, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia - will lead 15 different cities to "review and address regulations" that cause roadblocks for sharing economy
Recent legal and regulatory troubles for companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber are alerting people to the fact that sharing isn't always rainbows and bunnies.
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When my wife and I travel, we rarely stay in hotels. We usually either stay in hostels or apartments. The apartments are usually found and booked on Airbnb. We're big fans of the service, and think it's one of the best ways to experience a foreign city. However, some recent events have made me thin