Curious about how the "sharing economy" should be regulated?
International CES Speaker Adam Thierer (@AdamThierer) of the Mercatus Center joined Mitch Kapor, Rachel Botsman, Crowd Companies and many others in tweeting about a new post on the TechRepublic website titled "The sharing economy: Will self-regulation by startups suffice to protect consumers?":
In the post, TechRepublic columnist Alex Howard recaps a recent panel discussion organized by the Internet Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives on the question of regulation and the sharing economy.
The panel featured Mr. Howard as the moderator as well as the following four panelists (one of whom was Mr. Thierer himself):
- John Breyault, Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud at National Consumers League
- David Hantman, Head of Global Public Policy at Airbnb
- Arun Sundararajan, Professor at New York University
- Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow at Mercatus Center
Mr. Howard reports that the main takeaway from the panel discussion was that "Congress should care, but forbear."
And while we're on the subject...
For more on the sharing economy but from the angle of its impact on workers, check out this video of a recent panel discussion held at The Aspen Institute titled "The Future of Work in the Sharing Economy":
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