Uber Alles? Nein!
Berlin Kicks Uber to the Curb
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  • Corlyss

    How much do those taxi licenses pay to the govt?
    European policy makers hate free markets. D*a*m*n good thing the middle ages and the age of exploration are not happening now.

  • free_agent

    I gather that in Boston, at least, Uber is not cheaper than official taxi rate. Which is rather surprising really. Nonetheless the taxis hate them anyway. I’ve never seen an explanation of what the taxis’ complaint is, though. I suspect that when taxis are in shortage (at bar-closing time), there are opportunities to make extra money above the meter rate, and Uber undercuts that.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Guilds are always a bad deal for the consumer, Quality, Service, and Price all suffer when Guilds have a monopoly.

    • Corlyss

      Jack,
      You don’t understand. The European consumer is happy with these Guild deals because the government has told the consumer he’s happy with these Guild deals. If the consumer weren’t happy, the government would simply ignore him because the government does what’s best for everyone. 😉

  • Breif2

    “rules that force limousine drivers to return to their base after delivering customers”

    What? But this is very un-green! Next thing you know, they’ll close down carbon-neutral nuclear plants and burn dirty coal instead! Why do Germans hate the environment?

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