In the nineteenth century legislation began to be put in place limiting the loading of ships to some safe value. This legislation was opposed by the free market forces at the time but was imposed after taking into account the human and financial losses from overloaded ships.
Imposing load lines on ships was nothing new. Wikipedia says that Crete, in 2500 BC had such laws, as did the Romans, the Venetians, the Hanseatic League etc. In the industrial revolution it seems these ideas got left behind.
Legislation which limits freedom can, in certain circumstances, be "a good thing" and free market forces can, in certain circumstances, be "a bad thing".
I think Uber is "a bad thing" because too much in it's organisation invites a disregard for risk. Reshape the idea to limit the risk and it could become " a good thing".