Will the Growth of Uber Increase Economic Welfare?

Hubert Horan
2017 Social Science Research Network  
Available at: https://works.bepress.com/hubert_horan/2/ 150 Stone, THE UPSTARTS, supra note 45, pp.192, 248. Stone's book provides no economic evidence supporting this internal Uber view that its product is overwhelmingly superior to traditional cab service or that its emergence has created lasting benefits for society. 151 Graham was the founder of the Silicon Valley firm Y Combinator. Lacy, Sarah, It's more than the fate of just Uber: The cult of the founder is at risk, Pando Daily, 28 Feb
more » ... 7. https://pando.com/2017/02/28/itsmore-fate-just-uber-cult-founder-risk-and-lot-vcs-are-th rilled/ 152 The focus on "propaganda" is designed to highlight the enormous differences between Uber's communication program, designed to serve broad objectives related to industry structure and control and "marketing-based" corporate communication, focused on tangible product attributes (price, features) serving much narrower objectives related to consumer purchase decisions in competitive markets, or investor decisions in capital markets. The term "propaganda" is often misused to disparage communication serving objectives one dislikes, even though it is commonly deployed on behalf of all types of political objectives,
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