An editorial in the generally liberal Los Angeles Times over the weekend underscored the point I made last week about government being a worse problem than TNCs: A Wrong Turn On Taxi Rules
The Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners wants to regulate the taxi apps that would help taxi companies compete against TNCs. This would be a source of comedy if the business repercussions weren't so bad. Just as Transportation Network Companies are not true "ride-sharers," government fails to be a source of innovation.
Taxis and limos need to be freed up to compete; not handed a new bureaucratic rule playbook.
The 2016 election year also marked LCT's own brand of anti-establishment activity.
Air rage among coach class passengers resenting first class occupiers is not rooted in reality.
In a nation so evenly split, why do so many fall into the trap of publicly alienating the other 50%?
Separating hype from human reality will challenge even the smartest driverless technology experts.
The more casual and coarse society gets, the more chauffeured service can gleam with a counter-couture-culture.