My background check came back today and all the paperwork was processed. I am now officially a driver for Uber. Since Uber first appeared, I was amazed by its simplicity and efficiency. In many ways, it embodies why the free market is so great: it’s challenging the political and economic power of entrenched taxi cartels, and it’s helping ordinary people improve their lives.
This is why I’m driving for Uber. I don’t really need the extra money (although it never hurts). This is my way of standing up to the taxi cartels and crony capitalism. I rebel by being successful, despite the machinations of those who would stop me.