Guns in taxis. It happens. Here’s my gun story. A few months back, a guy I picked up might have robbed me or shot me. He easily could have done either or both, but he didn’t. Near the end of my shift, contemplating turning in early or not, I was outbound on Sixth St at […]
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and he mentioned Maslow’s Hierarchy. This got me thinking. I’m sure if you have read enough of my stuff you probably have a solid guess. Maslow’s Hierarchy consists of five levels. Let’s do a quick review. The most important and basic level is […]
Originally posted on Dizzynomics:
Here’s Tyler Cowen disagreeing with me on selfdriving cars and Uber. He’s an economist and I’m not, so you are probably better off listening to him. To the contrary my views are mostly influenced by the work of Ida Tarbell, a journalist, on Standard Oil ?- because I see many similarities…
Tonight I did something I haven’t done in a while. I turned in early and let myself get back-booked. I turned the cab in early because I felt if I stayed out I might end up killing someone. Not in a violent or murderous fashion, but more in the accidental run someone over in a […]
To topple Uber we all need to be the littlest domino. – Say: “Yes, get in.” to every potential passenger. Its your job to convey people around town. Obviously don’t be an idiot and make yourself late to turn in, put yourself in danger of assault or projectile vomit, but get the money into the […]
While the app revolution has arguably been making life easier and more seamless for a few, its severely putting the damper on a large population of other Americans trying to do their jobs, and I’m not talking about the taxi driver or pizza delivery driver. I am referring to the diligent and tireless public servants that save us from burning building, armed robbers and wicked car accidents. They are the ones that pick up your trash, fix the power lines, tow your broken down car and drive the city busses filled with the plebeian masses.
This is a bit of a rant, but I think it is a decent look into why I can’t take this “sharing economy” bullshit seriously. In 2009 the transportation industry and many others changed forever. Apple had opened up the wondrous world of their latest masterpiece, the iPhone, to software developers. For those few of you who missed it […]