Comment 113013

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted July 23, 2015 at 10:04:29

Uber is one of those really frustrating moments where I loathe everybody involved in this. Uber seems to celebrate a sort of Randian anarcho-capitalist ideal where laws are made for other people... but at the same time, the only way they could exist is by scoffing at laws since the laws around taxis are completely insane. I mean, the medallion/plate racket is a farce, and the fact that cities prescribe the price of trips in various zones is an anachronism now that route-planning technology lets Uber quote a price to the rider before the rider even sees a car.

Hopefully Uber will demonstrate that the taxi industry needs a certain amount of de-regulation and opening up of the market (not to the absurd level that Uber celebrates, of course) and more moderate players will join the fray.

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