Operations

TNCs Like To Share Techno-Libertarian Lies

Posted on February 2, 2015
A “sharing economy,” by definition, is lateral in structure. It is a peer-to-peer economy. But Uber, as its name suggests, is hierarchical in structure. It monitors and controls its drivers, demanding that they purchase services from it while guiding their movements and determining their level of earnings.

And its pricing mechanisms impose unpredictable costs on its customers, extracting greater amounts whenever the data suggests customers can be compelled to pay them.

This is a top-down economy, not a “shared” one.

Salon.com article here

LCT-related blog post: Why Limo Operators Are More Ethical Than TNCs

Related Topics: business ethics, regulatory enforcement, surge pricing, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Let them know what they are in for (Photo via Unsplash user Van Tay Media)
Article

Hire Smarter, Not Harder

Follow this checklist and you’ll be drawing in and picking out the promising from underwhelming candidates in no time.

Vicki Shafer, executive director of operations for Shafer's Tour & Charter
News

She’s Stepping In And Taking Charge

eNews Exclusive: Operator Vicki Shafer has been through a lot but never shied away from taking on a leadership role in her company and the industry.