New York recently passed a law making it very difficult for people to offer short-term rentals via popular websites like Airbnb and Roomorama, which connect room-owners and room-renters. New Yorkers could be fined $25,000 if they rent to tourists through those services. This is ridiculous, argues John Stossel, because there's no need for authoritarian governments to ban consenting adults from renting to each other.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
The law would make a federal case out of every aggrieved internet user and compel companies to host messages they do not wish to platform.
It’s a jobs plan that isn’t about jobs, and an infrastructure plan that isn’t about infrastructure.