From The Baltimore Sun
Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Baltimore County Democrat, said she thought it was “unconscionable” to not regulate rates. At a recent work session on the issue, Kelley rejected the contention from Lyft and Uber that it’s a matter of consumer choice about whether to use the application to book a ride and they won’t do it if the price is too high.
“We regulate all sorts of things because the general public is not smart enough to know when they’re about to be fleeced,” Kelley said. [emphasis added]
This specific article was about issues related to Uber but it is really illuminating for a liberal Democrat like Kelley to admit that what she thinks about the general public and why that is her motivation for even more regulations.
Walter Olson of The Cato Institute writes on this issue:
But what about members of the general public who are smart enough to know they’re about to be fleeced, but are unable to do anything about it because it’s lawmakers and market incumbents combining to make that happen?
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