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Comment Re:Well there we go (Score 0) 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

> the market can only support one or the other.
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 To level the playing field, the outdated and irrelevant rules applicable to the taxi companies should be repealed, not enforced.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

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.

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