Uber Alles
Taxi Protests Hit DC
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  • ljgude

    I’m seeing a photo of a well dressed man in 1929 in Wall street offering his luxury coupe for sale for $300. I’m sad to see that Taxi drivers – ordinary folks working hard for a living – be disintermediated by technology through no fault of their own. I think the people who should be kicked to the curb are the people who live off the back of the cabbies like the radio dispatch services and others rent seekers who keep the taxi price artificially high. If I were a cabbie I think I would work out what is the best car to own in an UBER dispatched world, buy one, and start working double shifts.

  • B-Sabre

    We aren’t sure why cabbies think holding up traffic and honking loudly will help them get more customers.

    Because the people they wanted to harass are not their customers, it’s the regulators aka City Hall. They’re hoping if they cause enough of a ruckus, the would-be passengers would complain to the Powers-That-Be and then they would put more onerous regulation of Uber so the phones would stop ringing.

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