A lobbying group in Canada is demanding home-sharing services like Airbnb face stiffer government regulation. Activists claims its all for "the community." But huge corporate hotel firms are the only ones likely to really benefit.
In his new book The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous displays a fine understanding of money, and also a good grasp of how currencies like Bitcoin could revolutionize the government-dominated banking sector.
When an elected official or government bureaucrat interferes with a valid, non-coerced exchange, they may appear to be helping one individual when they are actually harming a foundation of modern society; free exchange of goods and services.
Local governments think the key to "smart" downtown development is to restrict parking, and force people to take a bus. In reality, people just decide to avoid downtown, thwarting efforts at development.