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Who’s Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy?

06
May
2014

The only thing surprising about Airbnbs ugly confrontation with New Yorks attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite operating in one of the most notoriously regulated fields, Airbnb has demonstrated an ability to expand at a mind-boggling scale. The star of the sharing economy has rapidly grown into the fifth largest hotel chain in the world. This leads to the question, how is a company like Airbnb capable of managing the regulatory intricacies of offering listings in 33,000 cities? The disappointing answer is that they are not able to. Instead, they pass the

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