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The Life of an Uber Driver, Part Two: Uber Drivers Respond

Published October 21st, 2014 -

Last week, I wrote about the inner workings of Uber’s business model and how the company has made several drastic changes over the summer. To briefly recap, Uber has increased the commission it takes from drivers while cutting the overall fares they charge cus... More »


The Life of an Uber Driver, Part One: The Business Model

Published October 13th, 2014 -

Uber, a ride-sharing service operating in 45 countries and more than 170 cities worldwide, has upended the taxi industry and become a major labor flashpoint as a leader of the “1099 economy.”  Economists claim that Uber has a unanimously positive impact on con... More »