Taxi Medallion Prices Are Plummeting, Endangering Loans (Good)
Times change and along with them economies. Uber and Lyft have hammered the almost ubiquitously crony taxi cab industry around the world. Yes, some of those medallion loans will go south. The banks and the cab companies made bad bets...
My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day
Interesting reading on an important subject. Like Trump or hate Trump his election is scrambling a lot of things in the body politic and that is refreshing. There is a sense that after SO long there is some ideological movement...
Without Uber or Lyft, Austin Experiences Skyrocketing DUI Rates
If there is any city that needs access to Uber (though probably eclipsed by New Orleans and Las Vegas) it is Austin. The place is full of politicians, college students, musicians, and UT football fans. All of these folks like...
Taxi Owners Don’t Get A Bailout Because They Can’t Compete With Uber, Federal Court Rules
Every once in a while, in a great while, a bit of sanity shines through.
Massachusetts to tax ride-hailing apps, give the money to taxis
This seems fair. Innovators subsidizing the market laggards is not a recipe for progress.
DC to deregulate the taxi system so that taxis can better compete with Uber
I just came back from DC and I saw quite a few Uber and Lyft vehicles. More than even a couple of months ago.
What Uber (and Taxi) Drivers Think About the Politics of Ride Sharing (Video)
When it comes to the sharing economy. Just do it. Beat the cronies back.
New York Taxi Mogul, Seeking a Bailout, Says He’s Too Big to Fail
The taxi industry is in decline thanks to the likes of Uber, Lyft, and other similar companies. The long time crony arrangements cab companies have enjoyed for decades around the world are falling apart. The market has gotten a taste...
Court blocks Lyft launch in NYC
Gee, I wonder who’s behind this legal delay?
Taxi companies want you to pay more and to have lower quality service – simple as that
I think at this point I may just have to avoid taxis all together. It’s probably worth it to go out of my way to use services like Uber and Lyft. Thing is, even with all the crony capitalism, with...
Taxi Association President Compares UberX To ISIS Terrorists
This is almost as bad as the taxi association guy in Chicago who threatened to out local gay alderman if they voted to let Uber operate within the city. The taxi guys (not the drivers for the most part) are...
Sting operation targeted Uber and Lyft drivers
The fight against people trying to make an honest living and against customers who want a higher level of service continues on in Austin Texas. The taxi industry knows that their business model makes no sense these days so it...
Salon goes (?) soft-fascist, Frets, Why Uber Must Be Stopped
Months ago I wrote about the “hipster fascists.” These are the folks who hold themselves out to be in favor of new ideas and innovation but in fact find much comfort under the wing of the warm, suffocating, life squeezing,...