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The taxi industry needs a new direction

“Ridesharing. It’s no safer than hitch-hiking.” These are the words splashed across a massive billboard at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, paid for by the NSW Taxi Council. According to the NSW Taxi Council’s website, “the new campaign is highlighting the risks of illegal taxi services, including ridesharing”. While this particular ad didn’t single out any particular […]

Uber obsession means policymakers may miss the point of the sharing economy

Of the many commentators who have weighed in over recent months about what regulations should apply to sharing economy companies, I think few have a fundamental understanding of what the term “sharing economy” actually means. For many it equates to a single company: Uber. But the $50 billion company disrupting taxi services isn’t involved in the sharing economy in […]