The Real Reason Republicans Embrace the Sharing Economy

Republican politicians like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are proclaiming themselves champions of the “sharing economy.” Why do Republican politicians stand up for companies like Uber and Instacart?


  • Technology can screw the poor much harder than politics can
  • They like the way tech companies don’t hire minorities
  • They bonded at the Ayn Rand book club
  • Pure, uncut cynicism
  • Republicans only just discovered apps
  • It’s the only way to get decent customer service
  • Their grandchildren won’t shut up about buying groceries online
  • Wherever there's a white kid with money, Rand Paul will be there

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