By far the biggest cost of running a cab is maintenance, fuel, insurance, and the interest you pay on the loan you took out for the "medallion".
Uber drivers have all of these costs too, with the exception of the Medallion, and probably cost more for the one-off Uber driver as the cab companies are able to pool their costs across their fleet. Also, what would prevent a cab company from converting cabs to Uber cars and flying under the radar without medallions?
quite possibly from the 'Mac vs PC' advertisements, made by Apple...
Except those ads come after the beginning of the Intel Mac era, not prior...
Seems like the UK is a special case
That's because the UK wants "Just the Tip" in regards to being in the EU.
Please tell me how sole-provider and no-bid contracts handed to a few corporations by our government is completely different from "means of production owned by the state". When government contracts like Lockheed-Martin or BoozAllenHamilton will do anything the government pays them to do, often without transparency, the net effect is the same.
Also, cite examples of any "conservatives will question the logic of solving the problem of too much power concentrating in the hands of a few corporations by further concentrating that power into the hands of a single, enormous entity." The conservatives were the ones that supported the deregulation that allowed banks to consolidate to become "too large to fail" in the first place.
It makes sense because their offering is excellent (most who have used it say "superior", and it's just a matter of time, now. It would be silly for them to walk away at this point.
You know who else thought that... Sony with their BetaMAX product line.
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