Summary of “What Happened to the Uber-for-X Companies”

Very successful companies, the Ubers and Lyfts, do begin to shift urban systems-but only once they’ve been operating for long enough.
It’s not hard to look around the world and see all those zeroes of capital going into dog-walking companies and wonder: Is this really the best and highest use of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem? In the 10 years since Uber launched, phones haven’t changed all that much.
Some people’s time and effort are worth hundreds of times less than other people’s.
The widening gap between the new American aristocracy and everyone else is what drives both the supply and demand of Uber-for-X companies.
The inequalities of capitalist economies are not exactly news.
In the short-lived narrowing of economic fortunes wrapped around the Second World War that created what Americans think of as “The middle class,” servants became far less common, even as dual-income families became more the norm and the hours Americans worked lengthened.
What the combined efforts of the Uber-for-X companies created is a new form of servant, one distributed through complex markets to thousands of different people.
They’ve definitely generated huge fortunes for a very small number of people.

The orginal article.