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Is the subsidisation of companies such as Uber and Wework simply aimed at monopolising markets and driving down labor costs before Venture Capitalists can exit at huge profits by dumping on retail? I personally see the gig economy as having positive and negative consequences for the labor force, but it is hard to ignore concerns over how these organisations are being constructed run and their relationships with workers. ...Read More
“Every night, several times a night, Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport simultaneously turn off their ride share apps for a minute or two to trick the app into thinking there are no drivers available---creating a price surge. When the fare goes high enough, the drivers turn their ...Read More
i guess this is the tactic uber is using to dehumanize the ride experience in order to ease into driverless cars. disgusting
"It might not be the future, but a pay-what-you-can car service for the LGBTQ crowd does show what a real community-based ride service looks like."