More than 30,000 drivers from London, Paris, Madrid, and Berlin have blocked access to airports, shopping districts, and tourist centers, hoping the demonstrations will convince regulators to apply stricter rules to Uber. The biggest turnout is in London, with an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 drivers of black cabs and private hire cars converging on Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square, snarling traffic in a "go-slow protest."
On the other side of the globe, taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro are also disrupting traffic to protest Uber ahead of the World Cup.
You could look at the world that way (above), or you could look at the world this way (below).
"For forty one million, you built a playoff team. You lost Damon, Giambi, Isringhausen, Pena… and you won more games without them than you did with them. You won the exact same number of games that the Yankees won, but the Yankees spent 1.4 million per win and you paid $260,000. I know you’re taking it in the teeth out there… but the first guy through the wall… he always gets bloodied… always. This is threatening, not just their way of doing business, but in their minds it’s threatening the game. But really what it’s threatening is their livelihoods, it’s threatening their jobs, it’s threatening the way that they do things. And every time that happens, whether it’s a government or a way of doing business or whatever it is, the people who are holding the reins, who have their hands on the switch… they go bat shit crazy. I mean, anybody who’s not tearing their team down right now and rebuilding it using your model… they’re dinosaurs. They’ll be sitting on their ass, on the sofa, in October, watching the Boston Red Sox win the world series."
-From Moneyball (Youtube Link)