Scott Shatford, 35, said he’s not concerned about a Santa Monica, California, home-sharing ordinance that took effect in June. It prohibits stays of less than 30 days in homes where the host isn’t living, with fines of as much as $500 per day. He said enforcing the ban will be difficult for the city because Airbnb listings don’t include addresses.
Does anything read wrongly about that quote to you ?
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.