You hire independent contractors to drive under your corporate banner, and pay you a portion of the fees they collect. You buy cars and lease them to the contractors to drive. What could go wrong? The cars catch on fire.
“Uber Knowingly Leased Unsafe Cars to Drivers,’ The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2017 A1. Apparently, the cars that were leased had been recalled, and not fixed. Who knew what when? Did Corporate in the US know before the fire? Or is this the result of a business model or culture where working around rules is prized above complying with them?