by | Jun 13, 2016

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama’s onetime top lawman come out against…

by | May 26, 2016

How does Ben Hueso get away with it? Sacramento The California Legislature is well-known for its heavy-handed approach to business. The state recently scored dead last in Chief Executive magazine’s survey of CEOs, which isn’t even newsworthy, given the state…

by | Mar 9, 2016

Regardless of who wins the Republican presidential nomination, the GOP is uniquely positioned to present a compelling message guaranteed to attract millions of American voters come November. That message is that each of us has the power to choose what’s…

by | Sep 24, 2015

The great French economist Frederic Bastiat is famous for having written a reduction ad absurdum of government regulation in which a candlemaker petitions the government to blot out the sun because it offers unfair competition. Similarly, Uber, possibly the most…

by | Aug 6, 2015

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t get it. Obama administration Labor Secretary Thomas Perez doesn’t get it. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem to get it, either, as he only reluctantly reversed a bad decision on the matter. In…

by | Jul 22, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote an editorial in the New York Daily news promoting his restrictive position against the car service, Uber. Blaming the businesses for additional street congestion and pollution, De Blasio proposed legislation that would halt…

by | Jun 17, 2015

According to the California Labor Commission, a San Francisco-based Uber driver who filed a claim against the rideshare company is an employee and not, as Uber argued, an independent contractor. The ruling orders Uber to pay the driver about $4,000…

by | Jun 8, 2015

The revenge of the status quo is brutish. “If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it,” humorist Art Buchwald once observed. Those words never seemed truer than at the “Uber…

by | Aug 13, 2014

Last week the Republican Party began circulating a petition in support of “innovative companies like Uber,” exhorting the faithful to sign up to “stand up for our free market principles, entrepreneurial spirit and economic freedom” against “taxi unions and liberal…

by | Jul 21, 2014

In a proverbial middle finger to authorities in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and other states, the popular taxi service Uber’s advertising has gone from clever to downright hysterical. Uber is offering free rides in the Tyson and Reston areas of Northern…

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