Manufacturing guy-at-large.

Relative Position

Added on by Spencer Wright.

Nick Denton, talking about Uber in a great interview on Playboy (SFW). Emphasis mine.

Markets are more efficient mechanisms for the distribution of services. The only thing that happens if you don't have surge pricing in a city like New York is that the limos and the cars dry up at certain times. Then nobody gets anything. And maybe that's the point. Maybe the point is that human beings are not so much concerned with their well-being as with their relative position. If they can't have access to this thing that's in short supply, then they don't want anybody else to either.