Michael Munger

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Name: Michael Munger
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

An Open Letter to Birmingham's City Council on Uber

Dear City Council,Last night, I received an email from Uber saying that you will effectively decide their fate during this morning’s meeting. You will essentially decide whether you wish to embrace the 21st century or instead shackle innovators like Uber ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Should we force drunks to drive? Compulsory Voting: For and Against

I’ve not yet read the June-release of  Compulsory Voting: For and Against , but it comes well-recommended. Here are two blurbs by George Mason colleagues of the authors: “The frustrating thing about arguments over citizenship in democracies is that ... [Published SeekerBlog - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Is Uber Exploitative? And What Does It Say About the Sharing Economy?

Sometimes it looks like Uber has become the world’s favorite punching bag, from taxi drivers across Europe complaining that Uber is “not playing by the rules” to American customers annoyed with the company’s surge pricing tactics .One of the latest punches ... [Published Triple Pundit - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Taxi Medallions and Takings

Late last month, Peter Van Doren of the Cato Institute considered the question of whether the owners of taxi medallions should be compensated  when the value of their asset declines due to the advent of new competition:The medallions have value because ... [Published National Review - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Uber Makes Economists Sad

New York just killed every economist’s favorite thing about Uber: surge pricing. Sure, many economists also love convenient car service at the touch of a button. But black-car services have been around for a long time. Explicit surge pricing -- which ... [Published Bloomberg View - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Interdisciplinarity: the next frontier Gautam Hathi

In a race where its opponents have a head start of a few hundred years and several billion dollars, Duke has pushed the boundaries of education in an effort to catch up.For the University, one way to keep pace has been pushing the frontiers of a new ... [Published Duke University Chronicle - Jun 19 2014]

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