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The Uber Wars

Original post date: December 10, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

In my previous blogs, I discussed some of the legal and regulatory hurdles encountered by Uber, a Transportation Network Company (TNC) that provides on-demand taxi and limousine services using a smartphone app to connect passengers with nearby drivers.   519 more words

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Transit as an Inferior Good

Original post date: November 25, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

Mass transit is frequently accompanied by mass-subsidization, cartelization, and monopolies. This chronic need for artificial support might be an indication of its inherent inferiority as an economically valued good or service. 304 more words

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Customers Rise Up to Support Taxi Innovator

Original post date: November 19, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

Finding a more textbook example of regulatory capture than the taxicab industry is difficult, as the case of the innovative on-demand taxi service Uber clearly demonstrates. 383 more words

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Entrenched Interests Fight Innovation in Taxi Industry

Original post date: November 19, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

A revolutionary new smartphone app is changing the nature of the taxicab business, but stiff opposition from entrenched taxi companies risks keeping their innovations from benefiting customers. 533 more words

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Equal Access to Transportation, a Right?

Original post date: November 06, 2013
Article by: Anonymous

Ray LaHood, the recently retired secretary of the Department of Transportation, said that equal access to transportation is “ 778 more words

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Go Green, Don't Expand Transit

Original post date: November 04, 2013
Article by: Ben Douglas

The careful application of economics to policy reveals a host of ironies. Minimum wages create unemployment… 472 more words

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