Uber just makes sense. And the cabbies and the cab companies know that Uber makes sense. That is why cabs are fighting so hard. In the end however the antiubers will be subsumed into the historical depths.
Some real truth embedded in this meme.
This seems fair.
Innovators subsidizing the market laggards is not a recipe for progress.
The enemies of progress (real progress) always lash out when bested. They fear the market. They fear the free flow of prices and the competition it brings.
Things change. Buggy whip companies go bust. So do cab companies. Sorry, my suggestion is that you learn how to do a better job than the Uber drivers.
Most of us over the age of 35 have seen massive changes to our livelihoods. I certainly have. This is the nature of the economy.
Say it with me…”Whah whah whah…”
Good on ya Uber.
If you can make it, and beat the cronies in New York, you can make it anywhere. Take that cabbie cronies.
Of course Bill deBlasio is still going to try to make Uber pay for part of the Subway system. We’ll see about that. Right now the mayor is huddled up in Gracie Mansion licking his wounds and wondering how he got beaten so badly.
Sorry Chicago cabbies but times change. Looks like the threat to out gay alderman who voted to let Uber operate in the city didn’t work. Now the cab drivers have resorted to driving around honking their horns in protest. Seems it would be wiser to instead focus on raising the quality of their service.
Urban politics is a nasty game. The taxi business can be a nasty business. Where the 2 come together there seems to be a synergistic effect. The below article is a case in point.
The old taxi companies in Chicago don’t want to have to compete with the upstart and very innovative taxi service, Uber.