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October 18, 2015

SHARING ECONOMY with POTEMKIN WALLS and FALSE MARKET RATES

By Roxanne Brown As so many embrace the short-term rental (STR) sharing economy, here’s what I’ve experienced as a resident living with it. I know a single mother who is renting a one bedroom for $2,400. She can’t afford the rent, so she Air B&Bs (ABB) her apartment (illegally) for a week each month, while...

Racism Alive and Well in Venice

By Greta Cobar In this day and age, and especially here in Venice, we would like to think that the last thing we would witness would be a socio-economic, racist hate crime. Indeed, to our astonishment, that is what occurred on August 30. Cadillac hotel owner Sris Sinnathamby ordered his gunman to “kill that nigger,”...