Another example of why some dislike Uber

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Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, speaks at an event in San Francisco on June 3, 2015 held to mark the fifth anniversary of the ride hailing service. Credit: Martyn Williams

There is ambition. And then there is the way Uber CEO Travis Kalanick described his vision for his company at a recent forum at Boston College. From a story on Boston.com:

 “The way we look at it, maybe the easiest way to put it, is if you’re on the top of one of these skyscrapers in the city and you look down and you see all these cars,” he said. “We ask ourselves, ‘Why aren’t all of those cars Uber?’”

Oh, I don’t know, maybe because that would be an obscenity of capitalistic excess? Or maybe because we’ve learned that monopolies benefit the monopolists at the expense of the public?

Everyone’s entitled to a little hyperbole, of course. But talk like that can leave some people rooting for – perish the thought – the taxi industry.

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