New Analysis on Tax and Regulatory Issues for Carsharing Companies

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Our old friend and Tech Policy Podcast host Ash Kazaryan recently recorded a fascinating interview with Reason Foundation Policy Analyst Spence Purnell on how Florida (and some other states) are regulating platform economy firms, in particular carsharing services like Turo.

Ash and Spence also cover transportation policy and tax issues, in particular the value of a “user pays” approach in which taxes levied on transportation are actually used to fund relevant infrastructure and not diverted by policy makers for unrelated priorities. CEI’s own Marc Scribner has often written (and been cited) in support of this principle.

When it comes to platform economy issues in general, see also CEI Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray’s study “Punching the Clock on a Smartphone App?” and (with Ryan Khurana) the “Platform Economy Bibliography.”