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City of Toronto asks citizens for input on Uber

The City of Toronto wants your help in understanding the appeal of Uber. City Council has asked its staff to perform a review ground transportation in Toronto, particularly taxis, limousines and the controversial Uber ridesharing app. The goal of the review is, in part, to “understan[d] the interests of the public in the technology and services that Uber provides.” Torontonians are invited to fill out an online survey, or offer

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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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