The closing paragraph:
“If this multibillion-dollar company is going to nickel-and-dime its “partners” in countless miserly ways, the drivers will fight back with the means at their disposal. The supply of drivers and cars is the bottleneck in this industry, and Travis Kalanick is cornering his drivers into a smoldering rebellion. Investors beware.”
This shines a light on one of the foundations of the modern economy: The investor-driven, “limited liability” corporation. Economists and capitalists like to praise this innovation as one of the best inventions humans ever devised, up there with the wheel and the polio vaccine among the great benefits to humanity. But aside from its function in shredding communities and families and entire societies to feed profits to investors, it is also one of the foundations of the looming omnicide that is dis-integrating the ecology and crashing civilization, and it must be ended.
Enterprise, if it is to exist at all, must be accountable to, and liable to, the Earth, and to human communities, NOT to privileged, protected, private “investors.” Yet anther “unthinkable” yet unavoidable truth, that we have to wrap our heads around and wrestle to the ground if we are to avert generalized catastrophe.