interesting perspective do you agree with it?

deagl344

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found this video about uber black driver, and some other uber / taxi drivers

What are your thoughts?

My take away from the video is :
never lease a brand new car for uber LOL
the less you put in the more you take out
Dont buy a more expensive vehicle with uber in mind
Obviously in NYC being an uber black driver and uber x driver puts you on even field.
The only difference is that you have to drive more kms on x than on black
 

Athos

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Neo-feudalism.

A typical driver does not have the ability to match the legal resources of Uber. They have an army of lawyers who exploit the cracks in the system, cracks that are too new to be accommodated by legislation. They can even exploit legal differences in international jurisdictions to avoid taxes or employment legislation. The average driver is, in effect, legally disenfranchised.

Like a feudal serf, drivers are in a situation where they work for Uber (the Lord) or they are out of work. Unlike feudal times they cannot be murdered by the the Lord and there are some social safety nets and infrastructure but the trend is there. This is what Libertarianism looks like. They sell it as "Freedom".
 

MUGATS

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Neo-feudalism.

A typical driver does not have the ability to match the legal resources of Uber. They have an army of lawyers who exploit the cracks in the system, cracks that are too new to be accommodated by legislation. They can even exploit legal differences in international jurisdictions to avoid taxes or employment legislation. The average driver is, in effect, legally disenfranchised.

Like a feudal serf, drivers are in a situation where they work for Uber (the Lord) or they are out of work. Unlike feudal times they cannot be murdered by the the Lord and there are some social safety nets and infrastructure but the trend is there. This is what Libertarianism looks like. They sell it as "Freedom".

Libertarians are funny. They think that less govt protection means more freedom.

Which is great... Until you realize it also gives liberties to corporations to poison you. Liberties to hospitals to let you die if you're poor, liberties of businesses to hold you ransom to their whims.

In reality, the Libertarianism they crave would simply give you the freedom to be exploited and ground up into dust by greater forces.
 

deagl344

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Its funny to me that the guy decided that its a good deal to get locked into a lease that costs him 500 a week lmao.
For that much he couldve financed that pos lincoln and had some change for gas haha.
 

Athos

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There was an article in the Toronto Star on Monday saying that Food Bank use is experiencing a sharp increase. This in a time when unemployment is reportedly at a very low level. Is this due to a rapid and unrecognized increase in precarious employment?

I'm sure there has been an increase in the number of Uber drivers. We all have seen it. Open the passenger app in the GTA and see all the cars stacked on top of each other. Look at your take-home pay. These drivers can't be making money. They are a new class of workers called the Precariat, meaning they have precarious employment.

Is this what we have come to? How many of these drivers use food banks? Will this be a trend that will happen in other industries too?
 
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