Uber: Spontaneous Ordure
Thomas L. Knapp | October 3rd, 2014
Over at Reason, Nick Gillespie defends the Hayekian “spontaneous order” idea from Damon Linker thusly:
An obvious example of spontaneous order from the contemporary moment isn’t Iraq or Libya but something like the way Uber operates vis a vis traditional taxi cartels.
I happen to be with Gillespie versus Linker, but I think the idea of Uber as “spontaneous order” is, well, off. In actuality, Uber is an attempt to capture/enclose an already existing spontaneous order that’s been around forever but is finally organizing itself in a capturable/encloseable way. ...