Emulsification: Uber, UberX, and Growing Pains of the Local Sharing Economy
Written by: Michelle Sohn
Edited by: Olga Slobodyanyuk
While politics and fears of disruption certainly play large roles in this regulatory drama, this comment points to a larger legal controversy at work—the increased emulsification of commercial and private uses. Although the focus of this comment is on Uber and D.C., the larger goal is to identify major regulatory tensions with the local sharing economy by examining actual and proposed municipal regulations and laws.