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Uber's 'my way or the highway' won't fly

It is necessary to balance the need to innovate and the need to have everybody play by the same rules.

SEEKING JUSTICE: Taxi drivers in Washington protesting that app-based taxi services such as Uber have an unfair competitive advantage because they do not have to follow the same rules and regulations as taxis.

DON'T get me wrong. Real innovations are important - and increasingly hard to come by. In a never-ending flood of app offerings created in Silicon Valley, Uber seems to be one of the few based on a really good idea.

Unfortunately, the way in which Uber is going about its business is more