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Uber Sues New York - yet again!

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Wes
1571 Rider Driver
 Posted 6 months ago

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So what do you think Drivers - Uber goes at it again in New York.  Uber is suing New York City over a licensing cap, claiming the council's year-long suspension of new permits is anticompetitive. The cap was designed to cut down on traffic and help taxi drivers whose trade has been hurt by the increase in ride-hail drivers. The number of licenses is up 60% since 2016, to 106,000. The city also set a minimum hourly wage for ride-hail drivers — prompting Uber rival Lyft to sue earlier this year.

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    RebTrice
    47
     6 months ago

    New York is ruining the gig economy and its goals. Can we just let Capitalism do its work? 

    Let people work whenever or how-much-ever people want. The capiltalism and fee market will bring the balance naturally. 

    Too many cars on the road? Lower the rates so more people will quit driving.  Not enough drivers? Raise the rates. Not enough ridership? Lower the price. Too many? increae it. It’s quite simple. 

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      FitBitMeIn
      136
       6 months ago

      They tried it. Too many people started driving, cars filled the roads, rates plummeted and drivers started committing suicide. 

      It’s not as simple as you say. 

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        RebTrice
        47
         6 months ago

        To solve the problems you listed, they should lowered the price.  ...or just let it go lower. 

        In fact, the state demanded the rates be raised to “save” the drivers. Public uproar. 

        This artificial intervention messed with things that weren’t broken. Drivers thought they’d get paid more with higher prices, but everyone else flooded the market and they ended up making less money. How stupid

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    Bigfrank
    419 Rider Driver Driver
     5 months ago

    The new Graft is the MTA surcharge so now they don't need the under the table envelopes and it was preplanned way in advance. They knew by adding TLC vehicles it would cause congestion and present a security risk. 

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    Bigfrank
    419 Rider Driver Driver
     6 months ago

    SUE THIS !!!!

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    B-girlAnderson11
    83
     6 months ago

    Once Bezos powers through his evil plan to make NYC pay for his HQ2, he’ll just buy them all out 

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    ElinaM
    43
     6 months ago

    What happened the first time?

    I thought all NYC measure have gone into effect by now