Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Human Cost of Uber and Lyft: Life in the Dying Taxi Industry

The article I have linked to below details some of the destructive impact that has resulted from the cowardly, opportunistic, malicious, and often just plain ignorant decisions lawmakers have made by radically revising the taxi bylaws.

Some of the terminology used in the report is misleading. For example, the title itself is misleading.

The taxi industry is not dying. Uber and Lyft are taxi companies that are exempt from most taxi regulations because of their political pull, and they are quite definitely not dying.

It is not Uber and Lyft that are killing the drivers of non-exempt taxis, it is their local politicians.

The politicians in most North American jurisdictions have slyly, and dishonestly revised their taxi bylaws in order to give Uber and Lyft a massive competitive advantage over smaller operators with less pull.

Here is the report from KQED in California.

Despite their nauseating virtue signaling over just about every other marginalized identity group, most politicians did not hesitate for one second to sell the marginalized people in the non-exempt taxi sector down the river.


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