O Connor Vs. Uber Technologies Summary

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When O'Connor vs. Uber Technologies (Uber) is analyzed through the lens of ethical egoism substantial clarity can be found. If the defendant Uber is treated as a single entity, it is trivial to deduce that treating the drivers as contractors rather than employees falls heavily into the self-interest of Uber. Proponents of social egoism argue that innovative entities, such as Uber, must act solely in their self-interest in order to survive in the capitalistic society in which we live. Without acting in one’s self-interest, it is probable to believe that any corporation that deviates from their interest would fail to survive, being out preformed by its competition. This constant vigil for competition, in terms of social egoism, improves society
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