Uber has an army of at least 161 lobbyists and they’re crushing regulators

Just four years after launching in San Francisco, Uber has propagated across the world and could be worth as much as $ 40 billion. Part of that success — and what Uber makes headlines for — comes from its ruthless playbook to frustrate the competition and to invade any market it wants, even if it’s facing a government-protected taxi monopoly. Less glamorous but no less important: Uber appears to be completely dominating local politicians who get in its way.

A report from The Washington Post sheds some light on the scope of Uber’s political advocacy wing. According to the Post , local lobbying registration records indicate the company hired private lobbyists in at least 50 US cities and states and has hired at least 161 people to lobby…

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