How the Law Stops Us Sharing, And What We Can Do To Change ItPosted: April 18, 2012
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From sharing your storage space to renting out your dog, there’s a renewed interest in sharing, borrowing, and lending. And while some of it is profit-motivated, some—like these neighbors who removed their fences and started a garden—is done purely for the purpose of building community and pursuing mutual self-interest.
In either case, though, folks are doing things a little differently than our mainstream economy has taught us to do. And as demonstrated by the recent news that Air BnB now owes hotel tax in San Francisco, or the citizens forced to pour bleach on a farm-to-table dinner, doing things differently can create legal gray areas which can get in the way of more sharing.
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