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  1. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    The sharing economy has now reached such a size and been adopted by so many customers that it is difficult to imagine it'll disappear. It is not a fad: once people have taken up the habit to monetise …
  2. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    Thanks John. Yes this is the case in many countries. 
  3. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    My 2 cents on this is that a lot of the controversies around that are red-herrings. In the home rental sector we need to remember that homes already abide by centuries of regulations that were made to…
  4. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    I think it's simply very difficult to say. It all makes sense on paper: if you encourage people to use what is built already instead of continuously building new things, then less things will be built…
  5. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    Interesting idea!
  6. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    Yes I am all for standards as it's good for all stakeholders and legitimates the industry (provided of course that the standards are reasonable). 
  7. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    Aside from my description above of the "cold beds" in Switzerland and also the fact that many destinations' websites list the local homes to rent on their websites, I have found tourism and government…
  8. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    To be clear in most juridictions when you rent out a home short-term you do need to pay tourist tax and pay tax on the income.
  9. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    Funny but pretty valid point actually: at this pace we'll soon call Coca Cola a sharing economy business ;-) Nonetheless it remains that there are a bunch of businesses whic…
  10. Arnaud Bertrand added a comment on The Sharing Economy: the Good, the Bad and the Future
    At the heart of it, in my humble opinion, is what makes the world go around: money. And more precisely the desire for consumers to have better deals and the desire for suppliers t…