2 results for author: Jacob Huebert


So, What Really Happened with the Government vs. Uber?

It happens everywhere, and it’s all too common in Chicago and across Illinois: established players in an industry will lobby government to enact laws and regulations to keep new competitors out, protecting their profits while killing entrepreneurship. Some technology startups may not face this problem. A company creating something altogether new in an industry still in its infancy may not have established players or protectionist laws in its way. On the other hand, a startup offering an innovative product that disrupts a well-established, politically privileged industry may find itself besieged by lawsuits and bureaucrats. That is what has ...

Startup Food Fight: Truck vs. The City

As an attorney for the Liberty Justice Center, I fight for constitutional rights, including one that’s often overlooked but that’s just as fundamental as any other: the entrepreneur’s right to start a business and earn a living. Working with entrepreneurs, I’ve seen that their lives are not easy. Even under the best of circumstances, there are so many difficult things they must constantly do: for example, figuring out what customers want, gathering and adapting to new information, improving their products, keeping costs down, and of course putting in the countless hours and intensive labor required to transform their dreams into reality. In ...