No Consumer Choice, Please. We’re Coloradans.

It turns out that if you use Uber in Colorado, you might have the car you’re riding in pulled over. You might have your own license examined by police (remember, you are a passenger, not a driver), you might be placed in danger, and you might have to deal with a police officer who doesn’t want to “debate the law” when you ask him whether you are committing an illegal act. Don’t believe that any of this might happen? Read this.

The Denver police have apologized for the behavior of the officer who precipitated this entire brouhaha, and that is all fine and good. But why did the brouhaha ever have to erupt in the first place? And while I am asking questions, what is it about Uber that causes people to lose their minds?