24 J.L. & Pol'y 205 (2015-2016)
Share and Share Dislike: The Rise of Uber and AirBnB and How New York City Should Play Nice

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               SHARE AND SHARE DISLIKE:
       THE RISE OF UBER AND AIRBNB AND HOW
          NEW YORK CITY SHOULD PLAY NICE

                       Alexandra Jonas*

    Uber and Airbnb are two companies in the emerging sharing
economy that provide individuals with a means to become
entrepreneurs and benefit from a laissez-faire business model. The
problem, however, is that while the benefits to users are great, so
too are the risks. The dangers of operating without restraint and
circumventing existing law are not only potentially harmful to
unapprised users, but also adversely affect the continued use of
these businesses. Every aggrieved user complaint has the potential
for a lawsuit and every violation creates an opportunity for
penalties. Left over are attempts by the courts and city government
to remedy these issues. Since New Yorkers will continue to utilize
these services, the legislature should respond by implementing new
and unique regulations with which sharing economy businesses
must comply.












  J.D. Candidate, Brooklyn Law School 2016; B.B.A., Pace University 2012. I
  would like to thank the Journal of Law and Policy executive board for their hard
  work and edits, and my family and those who give me enduring love and
  support.


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