Hello Shruti, thanks for your thoughts.I have responded to several of the other comments with references and citations documenting this information. This article is actually an excerpt from chapter 2 of my newly published book, Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, and in that chapter I have nearly 100 endnotes/citations of all of my research and documentation regarding Airbnb. So rather than replicating all of that here, in response to your understandably-concerned question, I would say take a look at my responses to other questions posed about this article. Or, if you can, pick up a copy of my book Raw Deal. If you just want to see the citations, you might be able to view them on Amazon, which makes excerpts from new books available for viewers to check out. Thanks for your thoughts.