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Uber and the lawlessness of ‘sharing economy’ corporates

Companies including Airbnb and Google compare themselves to civil rights heroes, while using their popularity among consumers to nullify federal law. In February, Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky compared his firm’s defiance of local housing ordinances with that of Gandhi’s passive resistance to British rule. Meanwhile, a tweeter compared Uber to Rosa Parks, defying unjust laws. Chesky quickly backed down after widespread mockery. Companies acting out of self-interest comparing themselves

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Taxi driver ‘deserves a gold medal’ after returning wallet to Pan Am athlete

TORONTO – A taxi driver “deserves gold medal” in honesty after he returned the wallet of a Cuban athlete competing at the 2015 Pan Am Games, police say. John Strickland picked up Dailenys Alcantara Pacheco, 23, at the Gerrard Square Wal-Mart in the city’s east-end at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday Toronto Police said Det. Sgt. Ian McArthur wrote in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Pacheco is a track and field

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