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More pesky government bodies getting in the way of tech, because according to SF …

“It’s not regulating user content at all – it’s regulating the business activity of the hosting platform itself.”

What do you think?

Source: Reuters Airbnb sues San Francisco over registration policy

They aren’t as bad as Uber in their flaunting of the law …

… but the longer they do it

  • the less taxes arrive to support a city/county/state
  • the more drain on those same services
  • the less rooms and properties there are for people who just want to live
  • the more temptation for the owners who are sharing their space – not to share their income with the IRS

Airbnb gets less press than Uber, but in some respects its even more radical: understanding how it works leads one to question many of the premises of modern society from hotels to regulations. It’s an important marker in the Internet Revolution.


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[ Source : Airbnb and the Internet Revolution
Stratechery by Ben Thompson ]