Big government wants its share of the sharing economy

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Whether it is using an app to get a ride home or find a place to stay, the so-called sharing economy in the United States has blossomed in the past few years.

But, as a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explains, government regulators in a number of states are trying to get their share of the sharing economy.

Mercatus’ Chris Koopman joined Benjamin Yount on Watchdog Radio to talk about the problems old school regulators have the new and growing economy.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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