Harvard Business Review‘s Uber Can’t Be Fixed–It’s Time for Regulators to Shut It Down is a must read if you want to know why the LTRFB is right to suspend uber, and why it’s a little embarrassing how outraged many uber users are — it’s all about public service daw, and LTRFB is so palpak in public service and public transport, so let uber be. besides the units and the drivers are so nice and mabango, not like the MRT and LRT stations and bagons that are so sikip and scary, and you have to make pila pa.
never mind that with uber, no one’s accountable in case of accident or other mishap. never mind the horrible traffic, swollen by more than a hundred thousand uber units plying metromanila, and not enough roads. and never mind that uber is about breaking the law. ours is a culture of illegality anyway. and we can rant and rave all we want about how corrupt government is, but then so are we who celebrate uber’s subversion of the law just because it’s oh so convenient and comfortable, and oh so sosyal.
what if we were oh so outraged instead, along with the less moneyed classes, by the transportation department’s turtle pace in upgrading our decrepit mass transport systems? imagine if we were as passionate about this as we are about supporting uber that’s really just another bunch of foreigners capitalizing, and counting, on a complicit elite, what a shame.