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Comment Re:Drivers, not gov't are choosing to deny rides. (Score 1) 166

Well, down here (Brasil) you are actually half-wrong.

Their business model is derived solely from insufficiently insured cars

The insurance Uber cars have here is approximately the double of those the cabs have.

and misclassified workers

Yeah, the jury is still out on the whole "sharing economy" thing. I agree there is the potential to a whole lot of abuse; but I think work over-regulation is not without its maladies, too.

To services like Uber, a minimal inspection package is still too much. They prefer a special deal that makes them the taxi company.

I couldn't parse this, care to elaborate, please?

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.