Chance Weldon and I are going to discuss the increasing regulations and burdens on the burgeoning “sharing” economy. Companies like AirBnB have made vacation rentals and home/roomsharing a very profitable – and easy – for millions. Cities and municipalities do NOT like it and some are creating significant barriers.
Here’s an excerpt of Chance’s bio:
Chance Weldon is an attorney with the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Chance served as a fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento, California and the Institute for Justice in Austin, Texas. As a fellow, he worked on cutting-edge litigation involving economic liberty, free speech, school choice, and private property rights. Chance earned his J.D. from the University of Houston, where he was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for all three years.
Our discussion will be informed by articles like this (with a strongly pro-property rights perspective):
Or this (with a pro-regulation perspective):
And this (AirBnB pushing back in SanFran):
Much closer to Chance’s home in Texas, the Texas Public Policy Foundation just filed a lawsuit against the city of Austin for a slew of onerous regulations that are impacting the rights of homeowners in the city:
I LOVE the revolution that businesses like AirBnb and Uber are bring to the world (paging Joseph Schumpeter!) and am excited to talk with Chance about how statist heads are exploding in their wake.
Also, in our regular fortnightly segment with Christian Toto, we’ll be talking the movies to see/avoid this coming holiday weekend.
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