Hubert Horan aviation consulting


Uber

 

Listed below are various analysis of the competitive economics of Uber. These are based on Horan's 40 years of experience in the management and regulation of transportation companies. Horan has no financial links with any urban car service industry competitors, investors or regulators, or any firms that work on behalf of industry participants.

 

Has Pando missed the heart of the Uber problem? A transportation industry expert writes...

written on December 1, 2015

https://pando.com/2015/12/01/has-pando-missed-heart-uber-problem-transportation-industry-expert-writes/
uber151201pandocarr.pdf
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Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part One – Understanding Uber’s Bleak Operating Economics

Posted on November 30, 2016

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Two: Understanding Uber’s Uncompetitive Costs

Posted on December 1, 2016 

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-two-understanding-ubers-uncompetitive-costs.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Three: Understanding False Claims About Uber’s Innovation and Competitive Advantages

Posted on December 2, 2016

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-three-understanding-false-claims-about-ubers-innovation-and-competitive-advantages.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Four: Understanding That Unregulated Monopoly Was Always Uber’s Central Objective

Posted on December 5, 2016 

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-four-understanding-that-unregulated-monopoly-was-always-ubers-central-objective.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Five: Addressing Reader Comments and Questions

Posted on December 7, 2016 

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-five-addressing-reader-comments-and-questions.html
For PDF of Naked Capitalism parts 1-5 Can_Uber_Ever_Deliver__1-5_.pdf
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Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Six: Latest Data Confirms Bleak P&L Performance While Stephen Levitt Makes Indefensible Consumer Welfare Claims

Posted on January 2, 2017

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-six-bleak-pl-performance-while-stephen-levitt-makes-indefensible-claims.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Seven: Uber’s “Narrative” and The Vox and Stratechery Critiques of Naked Capitalism’s Uber Series – Defending Uber Requires Ignoring Industry Economics

Posted on January 31, 2017

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-seven-ubers-narrative-vox-stratechery-critiques-naked-capitalisms-uber-series-defending-uber-requires-ignoring.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Eight: Brad Stone’s Uber Book “The Upstarts”– PR/Propaganda Masquerading as Journalism

Posted on February 16, 2017

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/02/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-eight-brad-stones-uber-book-upstarts-prpropaganda-masquerading-journalism.html

Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Nine: The 1990s Koch Funded Propaganda Program That is Uber’s True Origin Story

Posted on March 15, 2017

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/03/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-nine-1990s-koch-funded-propaganda-program-ubers-true-origin-story.html
For a PDF of Naked Capitalism parts 6-9 Can_Uber_Ever_Deliver__6-9_.pdf
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Uber an avatar of innovation and progress? The economic evidence says otherwise.

written on March 10, 2017

https://pando.com/2017/03/10/yes-all-fowler-greyball-waymo-issues-are-reflection-uber-business-model-fundamentally-unfixably-broken/
uber170310pandoavatar.pdf
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Will the Growth of Uber Increase Economic Welfare?
written on March 3, 2017 Can be downloaded from SSRN
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2933177

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