I don't think the Dutch police raiding Uber offices qualify as hippies. I think requiring drivers to have licenses is a good thing. The same with restaurant owners, and taxis. And if they don't play by rules their licenses get revoked.
In my state one of the requirements of getting a taxi license is that you have been driving (with a driver's license) more than 60 days and that you have a clean criminal record. Further you have to take a class that shows 1) you know how to read a map 2) you know are familiar with the region/geography 3) you know defensive driving techniques 4) you know how to provide emergency aid in an accident.
OMG this bureaucracy is hurting innovation!!! I want to be able to have criminals who don't know how to drive or read maps give me a ride! That will invariably work better, because when you have a surge of incompetent taxi drivers congesting your city streets, "the market" will cause people to leave your city and move some place where they have decent regulations.