"If Uber succeeds in getting laws changed in order to deprecate the existing taxi licensing system, we all win"
Its all fair and great to lobby for laws to be relaxed / reformed to allow for a new and efficient competition. Its great that people want to update outdated regulations.
Its not great when they 'getting laws changed' is code word for doing whatever they like and stand behind the impunity of... what exactly? Do you defend Irish/Lux tax evasion by companies as well? The difference being at least those corporations are at least 100% legally operating in the countries they're bilking money out of.
Worse, the sad truth is there's a ton fo ride sharing software, and only Uber's getting the (bad) attention which is actually helping their valuations / buzz like mad. Take away: Break laws, get press, profit, cash out before company implodes, 'retire somewhere warm' if you did something really bad and didn't greese the right palms.