Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Democrats Vs. Uber"

'How can the government possibly help you if you aren't regulated?' (Forbes):

In Hillary Clinton’s recently unveiled economic plan, she heavily criticized Uber and the sharing economy as a major contributor to the rise in income inequality arguing it creates independent contractors, such as Uber drivers, who do not receive government mandated employee benefits.

However, these arguments ignore evidence that in Uber’s top 20 markets, Uber drivers “averaged more than $19 an hour in earnings, compared to $12.90 in average hourly wages for cab drivers based on Occupational Employment Statistics data”, according to a study co-authored by Princeton economist Alan Krueger, one of Hillary Clinton’s named economic advisers.

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