USCC Op-Ed in Morning Consult on Short-term Rental Regulationsposted August 3, 2016
Elizabeth Warren Takes Marching Order From Unions
By Diego Sánchez Gallardo
August 3, 2016
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has carefully crafted an image of a fearless warrior fighting on behalf of the working class, protecting them from the greedy big businesses that put profits above consumers. Her crusades against Wall Street and big money donors are well documented and frequent. However, she has recently set her sights on Airbnb, casting serious doubt on her sincerity and commitment to defending the little guy, and raising concerns that she is siding with labor unions over consumers.
Airbnb is one of the most popular 21st century tech tools in the on-demand economy. With a presence in over 191 countries, Airbnb has proven to be an invaluable source of economic activity for communities and income for the working class. Across the world, Airbnb has boosted economic growth and incomes of millions of families.
But providing tangible and positive economic benefits to the working class, as well as an innovative service to consumers, is not enough to keep Sen. Warren from summoning regulators and her vast network of followers to target Airbnb.
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