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The Uber Taxi revolution

Posted: August 20, 2012 at 8:30 am   /   by

What do Gladys Kravitz (nosy neighbor from 1960s sitcom “Bewitched”) and Marion Barry have in common?

They both don’t know how to mind their own business!

Listen to this amazing story of entrepreneurship. It’s the classic story of free enterprise: People see a need and—using their intelligence, their freedom, and their hard work—fill that need, making themselves and their customers better off in the process.

Listen to Marion Barry, who wants to regulate it, control it, make it subservient, and hobble it in favor of his political cronies.

Compare and contrast:


Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


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The Uber Taxi revolution