Uber’s Big Lie

Nats121

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Fuber's entire business model is built on lies.

But remember, the corrupt taxi monopoly/cartel system created the fuber/gryft Frankenstein.

If taxi markets had been open, fuber would have been at best a small niche company you probably never heard of.
 

HotUberMess

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If taxi markets had been open like Uber is open, they would have been crappy just like Uber is crappy. Markets were capped to prevent flooding the streets with drivers. Now look at what deregulation has done. You have people driving in some areas getting paid less than the standard deduction.
 

mbd

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Was at a tech company parking lot.
Saw 3/4 cars with uber/lyft logo.
These are full time workers , who drive after work , going home they do 2-3 runs.
 

wontgetfooledagain

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Consider the source: This is how Jacobin, the publication that wrote this describes themselves: Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
 

njn

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Wiki: Jacobin is a socialist quarterly magazine based in New York offering socialist and anti-capitalist perspectives on politics, economics and culture from the American left.
 

Nats121

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If taxi markets had been open like Uber is open, they would have been crappy just like Uber is crappy. Markets were capped to prevent flooding the streets with drivers. Now look at what deregulation has done. You have people driving in some areas getting paid less than the standard deduction.
Taxi markets were crappy BEFORE fuber existed.

In most markets, the number of taxis have been capped, NOT the number of drivers.

Allowing permits (medallions) to be transferable (for as high as $1.2 million) meant the vast majority of drivers had no hope of owning their own cabs.

Fuber and gryft are crappy because both are unethical, scumbag companies.

Perpetually high rates of Third World immigration and lack of enforcement of independent contractor regulations have enabled fuber and gryft to get away with treating their drivers like dirt.
 

HotUberMess

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Consider the source: This is how Jacobin, the publication that wrote this describes themselves: Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
Never heard of it, and I’m involved more than the average American in liberal news and politics.

Wiki: Jacobin is a socialist quarterly magazine based in New York offering socialist and anti-capitalist perspectives on politics, economics and culture from the American left.
...aaaaand there you go, it’s not “the American left”; it’s leftist/socialist. The extreme left.

Immigration didn’t cause Lyft and Uber, the failure of taxi regulation to keep up with changing times did. Any opening there is for an unregulated business that exists, some slimeball out there also exists to slide into that opening. The government moved to slow to slap fines on Uber/Lyft for operating unregulated taxis.
 

Nats121

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Consider the source: This is how Jacobin, the publication that wrote this describes themselves: Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
So what?

The fact that Jacobin is a leftist publication doesn't mean they're wrong about fuber treating their drivers poorly.

Fidel Castro loved baseball, so by your logic that discredits the game of baseball.
 

Cdub2k

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I don't think Uber/Lyft is going to be around 5 years from now. And those people who bought those NYC medallions at those dirt cheap prices will be smiling all the way to the bank
 

wontgetfooledagain

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So what?

The fact that Jacobin is a leftist publication doesn't mean they're wrong about fuber treating their drivers poorly.

Fidel Castro loved baseball, so by your logic that discredits the game of baseball.
They may be right on the money but the editorial slant of a publication colors their point of view and reporting.
 

Nats121

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I don't think Uber/Lyft is going to be around 5 years from now. And those people who bought those NYC medallions at those dirt cheap prices will be smiling all the way to the bank
Even if fuber and gryft disappear, other rideshare companies and/or other types of transportation will be available.

There's no way the public will stand for going back to the bad old days of $1 million taxi medallions.
 

moJohoJo

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Taxi markets were crappy BEFORE fuber existed.

In most markets, the number of taxis have been capped, NOT the number of drivers.

Allowing permits (medallions) to be transferable (for as high as $1.2 million) meant the vast majority of drivers had no hope of owning their own cabs.

Fuber and gryft are crappy because both are unethical, scumbag companies.

Perpetually high rates of Third World immigration and lack of enforcement of independent contractor regulations have enabled fuber and gryft to get away with treating their drivers like dirt.
Lyft used to be better the Uber but now Lyft is 100 times worse for the driver then Uber ever was .
 
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