Time for a Leviathan Ankle-Biter Award.
Then Uber fought back. On Monday CEO Travis Kalanick posted on the company’s website that it was “hard for us to believe that an elected body would choose to keep prices of a transportation service artificially high,” adding that Uber was “seriously concerned about punitive government intervention in a well functioning marketplace.” He asked customers to sign a petition and contact city council members.And contact they did. Within hours, inboxes were flooded with thousands of email complaints. Uber didn’t post a form letter on its website, so all of the emails were personally composed by consumers.