Raleigh’s designated scooter monopolist seems … lost

By my count, there were at least seven different e-scooter companies willing to do business in Raleigh. The City Council, like a 21st century Thomas Hobson, only wanted one. So naturally, they picked the one company whose business model is we only want to do business where there’s no competition.

Gotcha was made Raleigh’s hand-picked scooter monopolist. As spotted by J. King White on Twitter, however, Gotcha’s “Raleigh, NC Scooter Share” page  has a slight problem.

See if you can spot it, too. Look closely:

Update, 9/4/19: They’ve fixed it.

Jon Sanders / Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...