Another Imperial Raid of a Rebel Base: Uber Offices

The raid of the Uber offices in Amsterdam shows that “the free world” is not remotely as free as it likes to posture itself as being. When one thinks of Amsterdam today, as opposed to its older history, one thinks of drug culture, legal marijuana, and an overabundance of sex workers. I don’t doubt that the Dutch pride themselves on being “a free country.” They probably hear about SWAT drug raids in the United States and say to themselves with a feeling of satisfaction, “We don’t Read more […]

Taxi Cabs Can’t Go Bankrupt Too Soon!

Taxi cabs and their governments are acting criminally toward people who are willing to offer rides in their cars for a low price. You have a car but you are “between jobs” and are not making enough income to meet your expenses. So what do you do? One thing you might try is offering your services on the internet to people who want and need your services. If you have a vehicle, one obvious service you can offer is a ride in your car. Another person might have unexpected car repairs that leave Read more […]

A Court Declares an Amazing Ruling on Uber

Uber cannot be punished because the taxi industry is incapable of successfully competing with it. We expect everyone to hate Uber. Bernie Sanders hates Uber. Hillary Clinton hates Uber. A judge in California rules against Uber.  So when you hear that a judge in New York City has ruled on Uber, there is not much reason to be optimistic. But the court’s ruling was shockingly good! Crain’s New York Business reports, “Judge rules on taxi industry lawsuit: Compete with Uber or die.” A Read more […]

Uber Is Our Designated Driver Unless Government Stops It

The government promotes using a designated driver, but politicians are warring against one that is actually reducing drunk driving. You have heard the advice: Have a designated driver. If you are going to be at a party or some other place that you will have to leave from, have a designated driver who won’t drink and will drive you home. But arranging a designated driver is not always easy. In the first place, many people don’t intend to drink too much and then realize that they are not Read more […]

The Reason Politicians Hate Uber: Bernie Sanders Explains

Bernie Sanders articulates what every politician feels about ridesharing operations: they are free and therefore wrong. Remember when we were told that the terrorists from the Middle East hate us for our freedoms? It was half true. There are people who hate us for our freedoms. But they are from the United States. They are politicians. Bernie Sanders was recently interviewed at Bloomberg.com. He mentioned Uber, the rideshare company. Asked about his proposal to phase out the “tip credit,” Read more […]

Confirmed: War against Ridesharing is War against Poor

Ridesharing is half as expensive and twice as fast. So politicians want to steal it from us. The study was paid for by Uber, so there will be plenty of denials. But the test looks valid to me: The design could hardly have been simpler; we sent pairs of riders to call for taxi service or use an app to summon UberX for travel along pre-planned routes. The riders recorded how long it took – starting from the moment of picking up the phone or opening the app – before they were actually in a car Read more […]

State Trying to Kill Uber over Fairness and Equality

A judge wants to kill Uber in California so it can’t be unfair to customers. If you live in one area of town, and a business starts operating in another part of town where you don’t have easy access, how is that unfair to you? If a restaurant chain opens two restaurants in a town that is only easily accessible to forty percent of the population, how is that a detriment to the other sixty percent? The sixty percent of the town who don’t have access to the restaurant are no worse off than Read more […]

Commission Destroys Uber as a Viable Business

Uber is a rideshare app that the California Labor Commission has ruled is an employer that owes employment benefits. As the economy get worse, developing new ways of living more cheaply becomes more and more important. Ridesharing technology is one of those revolutionary innovations. I have argued that it has the potential to end the day to day torments that are behind the protests in Ferguson. Taxi Cab companies are even demanding bailouts because of ridesharing services. But now a judge in Read more […]

Just Say No to the Taxi Bailout

A New York City monopolist wants a taxi bailout because he is too big to fail. The great news here is that innovative technology led to legal loopholes that, for the first time in ages, brought competition to the taxi monopoly. As a result, we are about to see our first major failure of the old business. Thus, the New York Times reports, A medallion’s value is determined by the expectation of future taxi revenue. The real income generated by medallions is affected by competition from Uber, Read more […]

NYPD Detective Teaches Immigrant America is Police State

A man made the mistake of doing an ordinary thing in response to a bad driver, not knowing the driver was an NYPD detective. If you were driving along the road and another driver gestured at you, what would you do? Probably nothing at all. If you realized you hadn’t used your turn signal while you tried to park by the road, forcing a driver to go around you, you might make a mental note to be more careful next time. Would you feel you had a right to pull over the driver and harass him for Read more […]

The Attack on Ridesharing Doesn’t Go Anywhere

Why the attack on ridesharing? Taxi Cab companies are corrupt monopolies that benefit a few in city government and a few who can pay off the city government and are putting transportation out of reach of the poor. So they attack competition. Naturally, a source of corrupt money attracts defenders. So we get this editorial in the Washington Post: “Who will win the ridesharing war? Probably not consumers?” Up until internet based ridesharing was started up, taxi cab companies had government-enforced Read more […]