Regulating Rideshare: Uber & Lyft in Austin, TX

Adam Thierer and Christopher Koopman appeared in a video produced by the Federalist Society to discuss the regulatory difficulties facing Uber and Lyft in Austin, TX.

Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest-growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy and what it means for the future of ridesharing in Austin, TX. 

In the sharing economy, should new, high-tech businesses face the same regulatory framework as their more established competitors? Or should we allow the peer-to-peer market to regulate itself? "Regulating Rideshare" explores these issues and more in the first of our three documentary shorts about legal issues in the sharing economy.