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Uber Gender Earnings Gap: Discrimination or Not?

When are gendered differences in pay due to wrongful discrimination and when are they not? The study referred to in the linked blog post mines Uber’s extensive ride data and finds that women earn 7% less than do men when

Uber Gender Earnings Gap: Discrimination or Not?

When are gendered differences in pay due to wrongful discrimination and when are they not? The study referred to in the linked blog post mines Uber’s extensive ride data and finds that women earn 7% less than do men when

Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

Details are few at this point, but the headline below says most of what is known: an American woman was killed by a self-driving car today. What’s not reported: how many pedestrians were killed in the US today by non-autonomous

Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

Details are few at this point, but the headline below says most of what is known: an American woman was killed by a self-driving car today. What’s not reported: how many pedestrians were killed in the US today by non-autonomous

Ethics and Culture at Uber

In the piece linked below, the author considers the relationship between corporate culture and ethics. Uber’s new CEO has vowed to change the company’s culture. Will that change its ethics, either at the micro (individual decision-making) or macro (corporate policy)

Ethics and Culture at Uber

In the piece linked below, the author considers the relationship between corporate culture and ethics. Uber’s new CEO has vowed to change the company’s culture. Will that change its ethics, either at the micro (individual decision-making) or macro (corporate policy)

Uber’s Lifestyle Tracking and Privacy: “Living in the Future”?

Uber’s aspiration to mine and use customer data to better serve users of the rideshare service raises familiar concerns about privacy. Is the customer’s participation voluntary? Do customer benefits flowing from greater coordination among Uber and its partners (e.g., Yelp,

Uber’s Lifestyle Tracking and Privacy: “Living in the Future”?

Uber’s aspiration to mine and use customer data to better serve users of the rideshare service raises familiar concerns about privacy. Is the customer’s participation voluntary? Do customer benefits flowing from greater coordination among Uber and its partners (e.g., Yelp,

U.S. 7th Circuit to Taxi Owners re Uber: Property ≠ Right to Be Free From Competition

Taxi medallion owners in Chicago and Milwaukee sued their respective cities for letting rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft compete with licensed taxis. Among the most novel of the medallion owners’ arguments was that permitting such competition amounts to a

U.S. 7th Circuit to Taxi Owners re Uber: Property ≠ Right to Be Free From Competition

Taxi medallion owners in Chicago and Milwaukee sued their respective cities for letting rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft compete with licensed taxis. Among the most novel of the medallion owners’ arguments was that permitting such competition amounts to a

Score One for the Sharing Economy? Uber and Lyft vs Taxicab Racism

When taxicab operators have a legal oligopoly on point-to-point, ride-for-pay services, racism in the provision of taxi services is often a problem. Taxicab operators (of whatever race) tend to concentrate on affluent white neighborhoods and business districts, and are much

Score One for the Sharing Economy? Uber and Lyft vs Taxicab Racism

When taxicab operators have a legal oligopoly on point-to-point, ride-for-pay services, racism in the provision of taxi services is often a problem. Taxicab operators (of whatever race) tend to concentrate on affluent white neighborhoods and business districts, and are much

Study: How Much Does Uber Benefit Consumers?

Uber grabs headlines for the headaches it causes the taxi industry or the ire its “surge” pricing induces on New Year’s Eve. But what are the benefits Uber provides such that taxi owners have reason to be worried about competition

Study: How Much Does Uber Benefit Consumers?

Uber grabs headlines for the headaches it causes the taxi industry or the ire its “surge” pricing induces on New Year’s Eve. But what are the benefits Uber provides such that taxi owners have reason to be worried about competition

Uber and Tipping

Tipping is more interesting, ethically, than is typically recognized. Some people think that tipping (in at least some situations) is a matter of justice. Others see it as a reward — optional but nice — for a job well-done. Still

Uber and Tipping

Tipping is more interesting, ethically, than is typically recognized. Some people think that tipping (in at least some situations) is a matter of justice. Others see it as a reward — optional but nice — for a job well-done. Still

The Uber Wars: Is “Surge” Pricing “Harassment” or a Consumer Choice Enhancement?

The present writer finds it interesting to juxtapose this news account of the furor in India over Uber’s (and, apparently, local competitor Ola’s) peak-load (or “surge”) pricing with his own experience this afternoon. Uber employs peak-load pricing to equilibrate the

The Uber Wars: Is “Surge” Pricing “Harassment” or a Consumer Choice Enhancement?

The present writer finds it interesting to juxtapose this news account of the furor in India over Uber’s (and, apparently, local competitor Ola’s) peak-load (or “surge”) pricing with his own experience this afternoon. Uber employs peak-load pricing to equilibrate the

A Women-Friendly Alternative to Uber?

A very interesting new Uber-like venture is starting soon, providing cars driven BY women FOR women. Charges of sexism are sure to arise, even if the sexism here is based on actual data about how likely men are to commit

A Women-Friendly Alternative to Uber?

A very interesting new Uber-like venture is starting soon, providing cars driven BY women FOR women. Charges of sexism are sure to arise, even if the sexism here is based on actual data about how likely men are to commit