REGRESSIVE: New York City Hits Pause Button On Ride-Sharing Services
Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News
New York City has one of the most regressive governments in the country. Despite labeling themselves as true progressives, the mayor and the council are quite regressive, and they are placing hurdles to innovation.
On Wednesday, the New York City Council voted to cap the number of licenses for ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, for one year. This is the first cap adopted by a mjor U.S. city.
The bill will inevitably be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who believes the legislation will reduce congestion.
But, wait, there’s more…the city also wants to establish a minimum wage for drivers because there have been six suicides among cab drivers in recent months, says the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.