September 29, 2016
We certainly are not against the American entrepreneurial spirit. But entrepreneurs need to do the right thing, and renting a mattress in your kitchen is not the right thing. Legitimate hoteliers who play by the rules and are regulated and inspected constantly, will be hurt by this burgeoning industry if the state does not take action and follow Savinio and Klein’s lead. Competition is healthy. But it has to be fair. A family looking to supplement its income might make a few hundred dollars a month renting rooms, but a family whose breadwinner is laid off because the legitimate hotel where he or she works has to cut staff because of empty rooms will be in a far worse situation….