Leftists Try to Tank Uber for no Good Reason

The left seems to hate Uber, and for no good reason. According to the Financial Times:
“An internet campaign urging passengers to “#deleteUber” that went viral over the weekend has started to have an impact on downloads…the recent uproar was sparked by the company’s ties to the Trump administration, as chief executive Travis Kalanick serves on President Donald Trump’s business advisory council.”
So merely being associated with Donald Trump is reason enough to try to tank the company apparently. Never mind, of course, that Uber vocally opposed Donald Trump’s recent immigration order and said that it would compensate drivers who were affected.
And never mind all the other good that Uber has done. Consider the following,
Smart et al. (2015) found that, in low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Uber services were twice as fast and half as expensive as traditional taxis.
Cramer and Krueger (2016) found that “UberX…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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