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Airbnb’s Faux Populism

February 24, 2017

Along with a whole host of other noble claims Airbnb makes about its business, the assertion that Airbnb cares about property rights is less than true. In response to a recent lawsuit against the company over allowing listings that violated... View Article

The Dark Side of Airbnb

February 16, 2017

When commercial operators use Airbnb to run an illegal hotel business and avoid the basic health and safety regulations that all other lodging businesses must follow, it puts consumers at risk. In a striking example, Huffington Post contributor Frank Farwell... View Article

Chris Lehane’s Foul Playbook

January 31, 2017

Last week The Washington Post profiled how Airbnb’s Head of Policy Chris Lehane is “rewriting the political playbook for Silicon Valley.” If Lehane is writing the plays, then we know it’s not a fair game. For all Lehane’s talk of... View Article

Boston Airbnb Fire Sends Seven to Hospital

January 27, 2017

Seven people –including one Airbnb guest – were hospitalized following a house fire in Somerville, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. At least three people were forced to jump out windows to escape the burning home. Thankfully, those involved in the harrowing... View Article

Airbnb’s Hypocrisy Exposed

January 19, 2017

  “Brazen acts of hypocrisy.” That’s how a recent Forbes opinion piece described Airbnb’s attitude toward government regulation and the lodging market writ large. Contributor Chris Versace writes that you will never “hear Airbnb complain about a large portion of... View Article