Jftr, I don't love Uber in the least, and I'm not only saying this as an economist, but also as someone who knows more about this particular subject than 95% of economists. Unlike Google, Uber was never not evil.
The problem with that is 1. Uber's business model is straight up monopoly rents or bust, 2. textbook economics is toxic waste in mobility.
Probably the biggest piece of bunkus. Transportation is first and foremost governed by the things transportation science looks at, a field quite distinct from economics.
There was never a taxi monopoly. Indeed the taxicab industry was dominated by small players. Inefficiencies and the need for regulation in taxicab are largely the result of circumstances "textbook economics" doesn't address.
[Narrator voice:] And that was the crux of the problem.