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Abstract

Innovative companies such as Uber and Airbnb have pioneered a new mode of business: the sharing economy. Uber, a car-sharing service, allows individual car owners to act as taxi drivers, connecting individuals seeking rides with those with cars willing to drive them, through a mobile app. Airbnb is a similar service: individual homeowners can rent out a room in their home for short periods of time to travelers, and the company takes a share of the fee. Though these startups have enabled a thriving sharing economy, they have run into opposition from elected officials seeking to clamp down on this unregulated economy.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21985/N2V882

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