“Everyone should be able to participate in the economy like a corporation,” Chesky said, responding to a different joke. “What the sharing economy really means is that now people in 60 seconds can be micro-entrepreneurs.” When asked about the trouble Airbnb has received from lawmakers and larger hotel chains, Chesky said he just chalks those up to people not wanting to change the status quo. “We launched during the economic crisis of 2008 and there were people who really needed this change to happen. I think it’s fundamentally a good thing for the world,” Chesky said. Get the full story at VentureBeat