If AirBnB et al are so smart then they’ll figure out a way to thrive in New York’s new legislative environment. These are, after all, disruptive times. But if they can’t understand the fact that disruption cuts both ways, and that the right of Internet folk to create awesome new business models doesn’t trump a city’s right to disrupt criminality, then it’s time for them – not the hotels industry or legislators – to get out of the way.

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