I’m sick of startups such as Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Postmates wax lyrical about how they’re empowering people, helping people pay their rent and create awesome community when it’s obvious these companies are just driven by the almighty dollar?
Every time I hear their kumbaya pitches it make me want to puke. If you follow these companies closely and look past their well manicured pitches you can clearly see they’re treating their users as pawns, using Google’s tried and true “Don’t Be Evil” strategy of Good (their service) against Evil (overbearing government, rude taxi cabs, greedy expensive hotels).
I’m all for capitalism and the pursuit of profit. I just cannot stand the hypocrisy.