Tag: Sharing Economy

Tag: Sharing Economy

  • Streamlining Taxes on Short-Term Rentals image

    Streamlining Taxes on Short-Term Rentals

    The sharing economy is here to stay. Thanks to ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft and short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway, technology and the spirit of entrepreneurship are joining forces...

  • Nickel and Diming Innovation to Death image

    Nickel and Diming Innovation to Death

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is creating a new tax on Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs) to the tune of $0.20 per ride. Of the $0.20, five cents, or a full jitney nickel, will go to none other than the taxi industry itself.

  • Cloud Storage and the Sharing Economy: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship image

    Cloud Storage and the Sharing Economy: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

    The future of the internet is decentralization. Centralized cloud storage is when a “cloud storage provider has one or a few data-centers located in a small geographical area” but …

  • New York Tries to Regulate Home Sharing by Regulating Speech image

    New York Tries to Regulate Home Sharing by Regulating Speech

    Update: This article was originally published on June 23, 2016. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill regulating short term rentals by banning the advertising …

  • D.C.’s Coming War Against AirBnB and Bed and Breakfasts image

    D.C.’s Coming War Against AirBnB and Bed and Breakfasts

    The AirBnB business model is legal until localities pass laws against it. The hotel and hotel union lobbies are pushing for most of these “laws”. The District of Columbia recently …

  • Growth in the Desert image

    Growth in the Desert

    By abandoning the tax-and-spend playbook and prioritizing sound budgeting, state officials and legislators continue to help Arizona separate itself from economically overburdened states like Illinois, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

  • The Ninth Circuit Allows Uber to Appeal Driver Class Action Certification Decision image

    The Ninth Circuit Allows Uber to Appeal Driver Class Action Certification Decision

    An appellate court has all but halted a case in California that will determine whether Uber drivers are employees or independent contractors. The court’s ultimate decision will reverberate throughout …