August 27, 2014 – Arsenal For Democracy 97


Topics: Big Idea – How to regulate the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world; US, ISIS, and Syria; Interview with freelance writer and Ferguson protest eyewitness Jamie Nesbitt Golden. People: Bill, Persephone. Produced: August 24, 2014.

Discussion Points:

– Big Idea: Are “sharing economy” services like Uber and Airbnb helping people avoid important safety regulations and local taxes?
– What would be the consequences if the U.S. intervenes militarily against ISIS inside Syria?
– How much focus should be on Ferguson versus the wider problem nationwide?

Part 1 – Sharing Economy:
Part 1 – Sharing Economy – AFD 97
Part 2 – US, ISIS, Syria:
Part 2 – US, ISIS, Syria – AFD 97
Part 3 – Jamie Nesbitt Golden:
Part 3 – Jamie Nesbitt Golden on Ferguson – AFD 97

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Related links

Segment 1 Millennials Waiting to Launch Startups
Time: The other complication for Airbnb and the sharing economy: Taxes
SFBG: Airbnb’s [San Francisco] tax and tenant law violations headed to hearings
Time: NYC Judge Rules Airbnb Rental is an Illegal Hotel
FT: Airbnb loses legal battle in New York
Vice: Airbnb will probably get you evicted and priced out of the city

Gawker: Uber driver: Here’s how we get around background checks
The Daily Beast: Uber’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Surge Pricing. What If It’s Sexual Harassment by Drivers?

Segment 2

AFD: Syria: Fight the inertia of “no good options” policymaking
AFD: Syrian regime finally turns on ISIS (after helping it rise)
AFD: Is the US trying to build a new case for war in Syria?
AFD: ISIS grip solidifies in eastern Syria; regime gains in west
AFD: Troubling double standard on besieged Iraqi town of Amirli

Segment 3

Jamie Nesbitt Golden on Twitter
Nerdgasm Noire Network
AFD: St. Louis County: When Cops Become Revenue Collectors
Last week on AFD: AFD Radio Exclusive: Firsthand reports from Ferguson


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