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The hollowness of the Uber economy

The hollowness of the Uber economy

When I go to the airport, I drive and pay to park my car for a few days, or I ride public transit if I have the time, or I call a taxi. So far, I have never used Uber or Lyft in order to save a few bucks. It would make me feel morally compromised.

Sure, I've had the same complaints that many others have about the traditional cab companies -- scarce or tardy taxis, shabby cars, high fares -- but, at least for me, the bad experience is a rare exception. I know I could save money riding with Uber, but I dislike the business model; a model that exemplifies an emerging new economy where a few people get very rich and everyone else is a freelancer struggling to patch together a living...

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