Just for old time's sake and because my cellphone battery was about to die, I hailed an ai...

California’s ‘Landmark’ Labor Law Is Still Wreaking Economic Havoc – Reason

Just for old time's sake and because my cellphone battery was about to die, I hailed an airport taxicab during a business trip last week to the East Coast rather than my usual practice of calling for a ride using Uber or Lyft. It was a reminder of how far those gig-based transportation-network services have taken us in just a few years. I needn't remind you of the general unpleasantness of taxicabs, with their grimy vehicles and old-fashioned credit-card readers—or how much nicer it is to have a friendly driver pick you up in a late-model car, with the ride billed automatically …

 

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