by | Sep 16, 2019

Last Wednesday, California passed a new bill that will force “gig workers” for companies like Uber and Lyft to be reclassified as permanent employees rather than independent contractors. Proponents of the bill see the gig economy through a moralistic lens in which…

by | Nov 15, 2018

A truer examination of a serious American problem could not be had. In his new book,  Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson gets to the heart of the seriously…

by | Oct 16, 2018

You heard it here first: Banks could become the next video stores or blacksmith shops. They are large, often immobile businesses that move slowly to adapt and have survived to this point thanks to a significant degree of help from…

by | Apr 9, 2018

It’s like the old saying of city government goes: if at first you don’t succeed, tax something that is succeeding. Members of the Washington, D.C. government have suggested a way to prop up its failing Metro system while hamstringing its…

by | Mar 19, 2018

Following the publication of a paper authored primarily by Stanford professor Stephen Zoepf that suggested that Lyft and Uber drivers make a median hourly profit of $3.37, opponents of ridesharing quickly seized on the number. Major outlets such as NPR…

by | Aug 8, 2017

Seattle’s ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize cleared a legal hurdle last week as a District Court judge dismissed an attempt by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to block the ordinance from being implemented. Supporters of the ordinance have justified…

by | May 31, 2017

Here in my home state of Connecticut, the legislature in Hartford has been trying to figure out how to regulate the mavericks on the block, Uber and Lyft, without driving traditional cab companies out of business. A recent piece in…

by | Feb 5, 2017

Washington Last weekend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick informed his employees that he would stay on President Trump’s economic advisory council, even though he, like much of his staff, vehemently opposed many Trump platforms. By Thursday, Kalanick resigned from the panel….

by | Dec 19, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Maryland residents may be left without Uber and Lyft. By December 22, state regulators will decide if all for-hire drivers must have fingerprint background checks to work. If fingerprinting is mandated, the companies could…

by | Dec 2, 2016

The 2016 election proved a lot of Washington, D.C., insiders wrong. But some pundits continue to perpetuate the myth that millennials are overwhelmingly socialist. Nothing could be further from the truth — millennials love free markets and hate government control….

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