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 him with no means to get to work. Or a family might have wrecked their vehicle and can’t replace it soon enough so that they need to borrow a ride. These people are willing to pay you for you to drive them to their desired destinations.
If you do what these people ask and take money from them in exchange for the service you provide them, according to many governments, you are a criminal. You are breaking the law. And according to many taxi drivers, you are an evil person whom they have the moral right to threaten with violence and physically attack.
This is the inverted moral universe we live in under corrupt crime syndicates that are our “governments.” All over the world these organizations prove (once again) that they care nothing about people and their individual rights but only about holding people hostage in order to shake them down for money.
Reason.com recently posted a round-up of news about what is happening to Uber, the ride-sharing company. The headline gives you a sense of how things stand: “Cabbie To Uber Passenger: ‘Take a Real Taxi You F***ing Cheapskate’”
“If I see you again, you are dead meat,” a Canadian cabbie told an Uber driver in a profanity-laced rant that went viral on YouTube last week. (The video has since been taken down.) “Go follow the law and get a real job,” he shouted. Ottawa police say they’re investigating the incident.
Ottawa’s cab union organized a protest at City Hall on Wednesday. Union President Amrit Singh told reporters that his members “believe in peace,” but that the city must crack down on the rapidly expanding e-hail service. His main concern isn’t that Uber is “hurting taxi drivers,” he assured them with a straight face; it’s that the e-hail service is “hurting the public.”
Oh, yes! The public is obviously suffering from horrific damage as they flock to the rideshare app and get good service at a fraction of the price they would pay a Taxi Cab company in order to receive lousy service.
The story covers anti-Uber pushes in Delhi, India, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Manhattan. In France, two Uber executives may be sent to prison for allowing drivers to connect with people who need to be driven somewhere.