Over the last 25 years, I’ve used a lot of taxis.
Never knowing about the driver (some horrible!), the car (some were a nightmare), and if it’s the long route or the short route (at times never).
And, I’ve also had concerns for my safety … not trusting my driver at all.
Now everyone has a choice—Uber/Lyft.
A new free market innovation outside of the politicians’ and bureaucrats’ control.
But socialists want bureaucrats to control everything.
And taxis want politicians to prohibit Uber and Lyft.
So city after city is trying to stop the free market and control it (socialism). And it’s probably happening in your city.
Last week, Shelly and I used both an old-fashioned taxi and a private alternative in New York City.
In Los Angeles, only Uber or Lyft make sense for cost, convenience, and safety.
Let me explain.
Instead of waiting for a taxi, I could signal an Uber ride with my smartphone app.
Instead of worrying about my safety or the security of the drive, Uber provides complete information about the drivers ahead of time.
And instead of worrying about where the taxi is, I see on my app where and how far the car is from my location.
Every year Uber has been in operation, traffic accidents and fatalities in general have actually decreased!
Why has this happened? Shouldn’t a heavier regulatory presence make all the difference?
Rather than responding to public pressure from the government, Uber and its drivers respond to the direct and more powerful directions of the free market–customers themselves.
If they do not like a driver, or do not like the service, they can inform other potential Uber riders and stay away from those drivers.
And yet …
Government bureaucrats and politicians want to ban Uber, Lyft, and other sharing economy apps.
Why? Because they want to expand, control, and find new revenue sources.
What do you think? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.