30 Mar '15, 7pm

new blog post - What If Uber's Just A Terrible Business?

Sometimes an industry which is very tightly regulated, or which has a lot of middlemen, has these obstructions for a reason. Working for any taxi service holds enormous opportunities for kidnappers or rapists, and makes you an easy target for armed robbery. In some cities, being a cab driver is very dangerous. In other cities, it's dangerous to take a cab anywhere - don't try it in Argentina - and in many cities it's dangerous for both the driver and the passenger. A taxi service with built-in surveillance could be even worse in the hands of a total maniac . And just to state the obvious, both Uber drivers and regular taxi drivers have logical incentives for driving unsafely . In this context, I have no problem with governments wanting to regulate Uber literally to death, at least outside of California. California is a special case, in my opinion. Cabs are completely unacc...

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-if-ubers-ju...

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