Taxi markets were crappy BEFORE fuber existed.If taxi markets had been open like Uber is open, they would have been crappy just like Uber is crappy. Markets were capped to prevent flooding the streets with drivers. Now look at what deregulation has done. You have people driving in some areas getting paid less than the standard deduction.
Never heard of it, and I'm involved more than the average American in liberal news and politics.Consider the source: This is how Jacobin, the publication that wrote this describes themselves: Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
...aaaaand there you go, it's not "the American left"; it's leftist/socialist. The extreme left.Wiki: Jacobin is a socialist quarterly magazine based in New York offering socialist and anti-capitalist perspectives on politics, economics and culture from the American left.
So what?Consider the source: This is how Jacobin, the publication that wrote this describes themselves: Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
They may be right on the money but the editorial slant of a publication colors their point of view and reporting.So what?
The fact that Jacobin is a leftist publication doesn't mean they're wrong about fuber treating their drivers poorly.
Fidel Castro loved baseball, so by your logic that discredits the game of baseball.
Even if fuber and gryft disappear, other rideshare companies and/or other types of transportation will be available.I don't think Uber/Lyft is going to be around 5 years from now. And those people who bought those NYC medallions at those dirt cheap prices will be smiling all the way to the bank
Lyft used to be better the Uber but now Lyft is 100 times worse for the driver then Uber ever was .Taxi markets were crappy BEFORE fuber existed.
In most markets, the number of taxis have been capped, NOT the number of drivers.
Allowing permits (medallions) to be transferable (for as high as $1.2 million) meant the vast majority of drivers had no hope of owning their own cabs.
Fuber and gryft are crappy because both are unethical, scumbag companies.
Perpetually high rates of Third World immigration and lack of enforcement of independent contractor regulations have enabled fuber and gryft to get away with treating their drivers like dirt.