I Smelled a Rat in Ontario Right from the Beginning re: Uber
And though I could not prove it, the outward manifestations of the back-room dealings were explosively obvious.
From Tim Hudak's aggressive shilling for the Uber corporation, to the surprisingly quick approval of "Ride-Sharing" insurance by the FSCO.
To the fake corporate news media outlets publishing every complaint that a dissatisfied taxi passenger ever had, to the sickeningly disingenuous responses from local politicians, ‘we can’t turn our back on technological progress,’ "Uber is here to stay," and so on.
From the point of view of this cab driver, the fix was in.
Now, finally, we are getting a really good picture as to how Uber works with a corrupt political system, to dramatically tilt the playing field in favor of a politically powerful organization, and devastate thousands of smaller operators who lack sufficient political pull to effectively fight back.
I can't prove it, but I know in my gut, which has served me well over the years, (for example, I know that Assad did not launch chemical weapons), that the story now coming out of the U.K. is very much the same story that has been playing out in Ontario. There is a starkly recognizable pattern to the Uber "business model."
Close study of the Uber story provides a very good learning experience for anyone wishing to understand how politics really works, in every jurisdiction, at every level.
For a great introduction to the manner in which powerful, moneyed corporations are able to lasso spineless, opportunistic practitioners of the political arts, here is a great place to start.