Keep calm and let platforms carry on

Certain European officials seem to be suffering from a disorder called platform anxiety — the fear that arises because US firms are the leaders in creating business platforms. As is often the case, these officials are self-medicating by imposing regulations on others. While this may be a fulfilling activity for the officials in question, though probably not for the firms being regulated, it does little to address the real problem: Governments are feeling left out of the platform economy.

Read “Keep calm and let platforms carry on” on AEI.