Why Uber is becoming the next partisan lightning rod

Come 2016 and the presidential election, what you make of the "sharing economy" may become another partisan hill to die on.

Republican presidential hopefuls have embraced the on-demand ride-service company Uber, in particular, as a symbol of inventive, red-tape-defying entrepreneurial gusto. Democratic candidates are more wary, as anxiety builds that Uber and its ilk herald a new era of job insecurity.

Things will heat up today, when New York City institutes a plan to cap the number of...

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