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The Epic Rise and Hard Fall of New York’s Taxi King

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Samarov
1448 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago


Good riddance.

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    If you have not followed the NYTimes investigation into mediallions start here. Crushing to read it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/nyregion/nyc-taxis-medallions-suicides.html?auth=login-email&login=email

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    chawes
    756 Rider Guru
     2 years ago

    Wow. The situation with medallions was even worse than I realized.

    In several articles this year, an investigation by The New York Times found that government officials stood by as industry leaders artificially inflated medallion prices and channeled immigrant drivers into loans they could not afford to purchase the permits. The leaders reaped hundreds of millions of dollars before the bubble burst, wiping out thousands of buyers who are still mired in debt today.