Yes, all of the Fowler-Greyball-Waymo issues are a reflection of an Uber business model that is fundamentally, unfixably broken. But the tech fanboy fantasy that Uber is an avatar of innovation and progress is immune to economic evidence.

Uber has faced a torrent of bad publicity in recent weeks. Surge pricing actions that undermined protests against Trump’s initial Muslim ban, Susan Fowler’s blog about systemic protection for sexual harassers, the Google/Waymo lawsuit alleging theft of driverless car intellectual property, a Youtube video showing Travis Kalanick’s arrogant response to a Uber driver’s complaints about fare cuts and reports that Uber obstructed law enforcement in several cities using a system called Greyball...