Protectionist Barriers to Entry — Regulations Target Uber to Reduce Competition and Consumer Choice

Yesterday, the DC Taxi Commission held hearings on new regulations that would help to put a burgeoning startup company out of business, along with imposing massive hurdles that would stop any new business in the transportation industry getting off the ground.  The company being threatened is Uber, an innovative new company that allows users to […]

Crony Capitalism Means Higher Consumer Prices in DC

A couple of weeks ago, the Washington DC city council was considering a new measure that would protect the cab industry from competition by artificially inflating prices for consumers.  The legislation was aimed at stopping the spread of a new startup that’s spreading in cities across the country, and recently becoming very popular amongst those […]