Sunday, August 17, 2014

Uber Banned in Berlin

In Germany, the evil state has emerged to protect the taxi industry from competition.

The Berlin government has become the second German city to ban ride-sharing startup Uber’s app, saying it needed to "protect" passengers, Uber’s drivers–and the city’s licensed taxi drivers, reports Fortune.

The Berlin Senate said in a statement explaining its decision Wednesday that it was an unacceptable risk to public safety that passengers be transported in unlicensed cabs by unlicensed drivers. But it added that “the basic thought of protecting the taxi business also plays a role.”


  1. Must be that Libertarian Berlin City Council

  2. I guess Germans really haven't learned from the past.