Great article but it was London’s government acting on behalf of the people that stopped Uber and it’s our elected representatives working well on our behalf who can generally improve things.
It seems crazy to me that capital accumulation in companies like uber and facebook accrue from first mover advantage and a smart algorithm that has no wider social responsibility. Disruptive technology has a role of course and progress happens but its the anything goes environment that causes the problems.
Readers may be interested in a similar argument laid out for a public good Facebook alternative. https://weownit.org.uk/blog/5-reasons-why-facebook-should-be-global-cooperative-public-ownership