The Politics of Uber & The Progressive Millennial Hipster Dilemma

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Uber’s rise to popularity and becoming an household name can no doubt mostly be accredited to millennials.  Millennials – many of whom identify as ‘progressive’.  After all, the elderly usually aren’t the first ones to pick up on all the latest edgy new-fangled cellular phone applications.

Personally I’ve never used Uber myself as I haven’t really needed to.   What I can say though, is for the most part I’ve heard nothing but good things from friends who drive for Uber and many others who utilize the popular service.  In fact, the only harsh critics I can think of when it comes to Uber are taxi companies and regressive ‘progressive’ politicians who get nauseous at the very thought of a possible market win.

It’s always hilarious to me when I see some video on the interwebs of a taxi company affiliated asshat ragging on Uber.  Like, have you ever heard of ‘conflict of interest’, bro?!  Pardon me while I don’t give a shit that your draconian monopoly of rides is finally getting some much needed market competition.

We millennials have grown up in an exciting era in which technology has made our lives so much easier than our parents’.  We have also grown up in an era where everything is overly regulated by the Nanny State.  Luckily, technology advances much faster than government, thus providing many gaping openings for the timely advancement of free enterprise.

Everybody’s favorite socialist Bernie Sanders came out recently in an interview with Bloomberg saying he has ‘serious problems’ with Uber because it’s ‘unregulated’.  Oddly enough that’s all Bloomberg reported on the topic.  Like why even post shit if you can’t cite an example of a problem?  So I ask, ‘What’s the problem, Bernie?’  People are happy with their rides, jobs are created, communities are brought together by mutually beneficial consensual transactions.

This is why we can’t have nice things….  Government is always sticking it’s dick in the mashed potatoes.  Let us let Uber be a lesson to all of what human beings are capable of when government gets the fuck out of the way.  The politics and practicality of Uber is a bold face reminder that free markets produce amazing results when free people aren’t shackled down by oppressive protectionist government regulation.

 

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Matt Bergman founded Punk Rock Libertarians in 2010. Formerly played guitar and sang in the Baltimore punk band "TENWATCH" and currently plays guitar and sings in "post freedom".