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Comment Re:Be careful of the term "terrorist attack" (Score 1) 737

Being away from home many evenings per week and having a huge student debt in post 2007-2008, which you can't pay off quickly with your ridiculous low cost carrier salary, it should not be considered "disturbed" to wait until one earns more and has concrete personal plans before moving out.

Had I been more mature when I was 18, I would have stayed with my parents. I could have paid my apartment in cash and eaten healthy meals.

Comment Re:the establishment really does not like competit (Score 1) 366

It's not "the establishment does not like competition". Nobody likes competition. However it is actually illegal for your competitor to not abide to rules you need to abide to.

The correct way is that the market should integrate the actual, legal innovations of Uber (i.e. an app that matches drivers and riders), which should come easier if Uber is driven out of business by law enforcement.

Once law abiding taxi businesses have integrated these innovations, information asymmetry between dispatcher, driver, and rider -which is ultimately what taxi businesses are about- should plummet, and you'll end up paying something X between Uber price U and taxi price T (UXT), T-X being the value of the current information asymmetry, X-U being the money Uber currently externalizes to (i.e. steals from) driver and society.

Statistics means never having to say you're certain.