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Why is "taxi service, but with a different name" considered "innovation"

@elomatreb because they innovate new and exciting ways to skirt around labor regulations

@mithrandir They still exist here where they need to have trained full time drivers

@elomatreb well in that case they're probably operating purely on brand recognition

@mithrandir this is true, people have the preconception that taxis are expensive but are happy to pay basically the same for a Rideshare Startup ™

@elomatreb no no no, it's "taxi service, but with no rights afforded to the taxi drivers"

@00dani that's true in most places but due to labor and safety laws the companies I was talking about still have trained full time drivers (not uber but the local equivalent)

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