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How Uber outwitted regulators and crushed the competition

VanGuy

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Just watched the whole thing. I'd heard of some of that, but Uber Air was something new for me. Impressive. Giant bunch of @@@@@@@@ in the early years, which has been entrenched in their system, but impressive.
 

itsablackmarket

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Just watched the whole thing. I'd heard of some of that, but Uber Air was something new for me. Impressive. Giant bunch of @@@@@@@@ in the early years, which has been entrenched in their system, but impressive.
impressive how they fooled investors into giving them billions of dollars when they're clearly psychopaths who have lost touch with reality
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let's remember, the clowns haven't turned a profit yet.
 

Carbuncle

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Wit had nothing to do with it.

These clowns are witless. They’re utterly belligerent and sloppy.

They simply rubbed all the right elbows and greased all the right wheels. They hired a bunch of Obama staffers and simply broke and continue to break every law in the book.

When this 💩show collapses and everyone starts examining how such a massively popular company could fail so spectacularly, despite being gifted every opportunity to succeed, the reckonings and revelations will be Biblical in proportion.

This monstrosity is hubris defined.
 

Hackenstein

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They've definitely had a lot of help from politicians.

Cuomo flew down from Albany three years ago to interfere with the City Council vote on capping Uber for a year to do a congestion study. He's the reason two Council members flipped their vote and Uber kept flooding the city with cars. We're now up to roughly 170,000 according to the NY Post. The current cap is a joke due to the fact that Uber was able to get another 30,000-40,000 in before it was signed into law.

And now Cuomo has slapped us with a congestion fee. The top proponent of flooding the city with cars. Truly mind boggling and sick.
 

Carbuncle

Well-Known Member
They've definitely had a lot of help from politicians.

Cuomo flew down from Albany three years ago to interfere with the City Council vote on capping Uber for a year to do a congestion study. He's the reason two Council members flipped their vote and Uber kept flooding the city with cars. We're now up to roughly 170,000 according to the NY Post. The current cap is a joke due to the fact that Uber was able to get another 30,000-40,000 in before it was signed into law.

And now Cuomo has slapped us with a congestion fee. The top proponent of flooding the city with cars. Truly mind boggling and sick.
This is the effect of “regulatory capture”:

“Regulatory capture is a form of government failure which occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.”
 

Hackenstein

Well-Known Member
This is the effect of “regulatory capture”:

“Regulatory capture is a form of government failure which occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.”
Indeed.
 
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