monopolies http://archive2.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/24904/all en Lefty Media Slam ‘Parasitic’ Ridesharing Companies Like Uber http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-slam-parasitic-ridesharing-companies-uber <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal economists and websites like Alternet, attack freedom and competition in rideshare vs. taxi feud. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As people celebrate freedom this Independence Day, the left continues to fight on behalf of an industry monopoly and against consumer freedom.</p><p dir="ltr">Historically, liberals championed “trust busting” laws prohibiting monopolies. Since the monopoly in question is made up of union members, often in a government partnership to limit competition -- they cried foul. Just look at the upstart companies disrupting the highly regulated taxi “cartel,” that has the left furious.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-slam-parasitic-ridesharing-companies-uber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Labor Media alternet cab industry city government competition dean baker Free Market freedom lyft monopolies mother jones Regulation ridesharing companies sidecar taxi cab taxi cartel taxi industry uber Washington Post Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:28:59 +0000 julia.seymour 46604 at http://archive2.mrc.org