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Comment: Re:Well there we go (Score 0) 144 144

Unlike the nanny-state folks, I feel that adults should have the freedom to decide for themselves. With freedom comes responsibility. There are risks. You cannot eliminate all risks without removing freedoms.
Regulations serve a purpose when they protect 3rd parties from harm. But not when the laws interfere with activities of consenting adults.

Comment: Re:Well there we go (Score 1) 144 144

> the market can only support one or the other.
No
If one entity provides added value for added price it can compete with other, cheaper "budget" entities. That's why Taxis co-existed with more expensive limo service since forever.
>complete lack of regulation
B.S. and you know it. Uber drivers follow the same rules of the road as every other driver on the road. To level the playing field, the outdated and irrelevant rules applicable to the taxi companies should be repealed, not enforced.
> I don't believe the entertainment industry should offer their products for free because there is illegal downloading, do you?
Good example. The entertainment industry is like most industries where I don't need anybody's permission to enter. I can buy a video camera, shoot a movie and try to sell it just like anybody else. 20CenturyFox will not whine and cry that I am stepping on their "industry". Taxis think they are special and get to corner the market. Well, not anymore.

Comment: Re:Well there we go (Score 1) 144 144

Regarding the first paragraph - overcharging is charging more than the competition. The stuff about respect for drivers is B.S.
Regarding the second: There's no evidence that taxi service is safer than Uber. Even if it was, I want a freedom to choose. Pay more for supposedly safer service or save money and take alleged risk.
The greedy taxi industry wants to take away that choice. Because they know they have nothing to offer to justify the higher price.

Comment: Re:Who is right? (Score 1) 606 606

logistics vs mail-order is irrelevant red-herring misdirection.

What's relevant is the fact that people voluntarily applied for jobs, were offered jobs and accepted them. Voluntarily. Salary, hours and all.
If they changed their minds and decided they don't like the job, quit.
but no, they want to have their cake and eat it.

Comment: Re:this would never catch on in america. (Score 1) 606 606

state-by-state corporate legislation works about as well as state-by-state marriage legislation.

That's right. We should have one government for the entire planet. And without saying, you should be the Chair of the planet government. Because you know what's best for everybody Right?

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