The Price of Progress
If horses could vote, we would never have started driving cars. You suggest that Uber and Airbnb are threats to established businesses around the world as if it's a terrible thing. If it takes hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours of work to acquire a taxi license, why would you defend such a financial and bureaucratic nightmare? Sure, some taxi drivers will get the raw end of the deal after having gone through that process but society cannot hold back progress for the sake of preserving a broken system that benefits a few. Throughout history, technological leaps that move humanity forward have always been accompanied by angry naysayers. Instead of fighting change, taxi drivers, hotels, and anyone else affected by new technologies should adapt and themselves to the new world or risk getting left behind.