Grand Rapids, Michigan is Charging Residents Over $ 2,000 to Rent on Airbnb

Grand Rapids, Michigan is Charging Residents Over $ 2,000 to Rent on Airbnb
October 25, 2013
Property Rights
With over half a million listings in more than 33,000 cities around the world, Airbnb is one of the most popular short-term rental sites. But in Grand...more

Drinks are not “On the House”

Drinks are not âOn the Houseâ
October 18, 2013
Economic Liberty
Casinos are all about having a good time, which includes customer service. Free drinks are an essential part of the business model that keeps guests...more

The Vegetables of Their Labor: Victory in Orlando?

The Vegetables of Their Labor: Victory in Orlando?
October 11, 2013
Property Rights
Would a government really fine a family $500 a day for planting a garden in their front yard? That’s what Jason and Jennifer Helvenston wondered...more

DA’s Office in Georgia Used Asset Forfeiture Funds on Booze, Steak, Galas, and to see CeeLo Green

DAâs Office in Georgia Used Asset Forfeiture Funds on Booze, Steak, Galas, and to see CeeLo Green
October 11, 2013
Property Rights
The District Attorney’s Office for Fulton County, Ga. (which covers most of Atlanta) is embroiled in yet another forfeiture scandal. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported over the...more

New York City Reverses Fines for Man Who Used Airbnb “Illegally”

New York City Reverses Fines for Man Who Used Airbnb âIllegallyâ
October 4, 2013
Property Rights
Nigel Warren was fined $2,400 for renting out his apartment on Airbnb for three nights. But last week, the New York City Environmental Control Board reversed...more

Now You See It, Now It’s Demolished

Now You See It, Now Itâs Demolished
October 2, 2013
Property Rights
Imagine putting over $42,000 into a renovation project, only to have the government demolish the entire building without a single shred of warning. This is...more

Fighting to Free the Food Trucks in Bloomington, Minn

Fighting to Free the Food Trucks in Bloomington, Minn
September 23, 2013
Economic Liberty
Food trucks have been expanding choice and spicing up dining options in Bloomington, the fifth largest city in Minnesota and less than a half hour...more

Taxi Medallions in Chicago Will Cost At Least $ 360,000

Taxi Medallions in Chicago Will Cost At Least $ 360,000
September 20, 2013
Economic Liberty
Chicago is auctioning 50 taxicab medallions through October 18, the first such auction in three years. But they won’t come cheap: The city will not...more

Los Angeles: Food Truck Utopia Has No Love For Street Vendors

Los Angeles: Food Truck Utopia Has No Love For Street Vendors
September 17, 2013
Economic Liberty
In Los Angeles’s downtown lock-up sit a drug dealer and a gang banger. And between them? A street vendor. Her crime? Selling snacks or merchandise...more

Texas Expands Cottage Food Freedom

Texas Expands Cottage Food Freedom
September 13, 2013
Economic Liberty
Texas has become the latest state to expand cottage food freedom, allowing Texans to sell more baked goods and other foods made from their homes. Thanks...more

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