They aren’t as bad as Uber in their flaunting of the law …
… but the longer they do it
- the less taxes arrive to support a city/county/state
- the more drain on those same services
- the less rooms and properties there are for people who just want to live
- the more temptation for the owners who are sharing their space – not to share their income with the IRS
Airbnb gets less press than Uber, but in some respects its even more radical: understanding how it works leads one to question many of the premises of modern society from hotels to regulations. It’s an important marker in the Internet Revolution.