Why We Need Ridesharing

To reduce emissions and wasted time, Uber and Lyft should encourage the ride sharing that will decrease traffic congestion.

What Your Time is Really Worth

Lyft can come in handy when economists need to calculate the dollar value of time for us and for government.

Why Uber and Santa Claus Agree

Affecting workers that range from Santa’s elves to Uber drivers, the unintended consequences of California’s AB 5 are considerable.

Why Traffic Jams Are Spreading

During my frequent drives to Manhattan, traffic congestion is worse than ever. The reason could be Uber and Lyft. This is the story. San Francisco Congestion Let’s start with congestion. Like the Supreme Court quote on pornography (“…I know it…

Uber’s Creative Destruction

The Uber impact can be summarized with Joseph Schumpeter’s description of creative description as its car service replaces outdated travel habits.

What to Call an Uber Driver

Neither an employee nor an independent contractor for whom the law has protections and obligations, the worker in the gig economy needs legal recognition.

Deciding Who is an Uber Employee

Government could tell sharing economy firms like Uber, Lyft and Kitchensurfing if workers will be employees or independent contractors.

Why Government Needs to Catch Up With Uber

When Uber, Lyft and others in the sharing economy create a new category of jobs, outdated labor laws can create negative externalities.