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The butterfly effect: From debtor’s jail to Airbnb justice

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In DG #27 we investigated the chain of events that led to Barcelona homeowner Montse Pérez losing her apartment to a bizarre Airbnb scam – and ingeniously reclaiming it in June 2017.

Her troubles, we found, can be traced all the way back, beyond the creation of Airbnb in 2007, to 1834 and a man in a Philadelphia prison trying to find commercial uses for a material newly available for mass production…

This infographic was published in DG#27. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWPOST’ and you’ll get our current issue for free.

 

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