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Matt Mitchell: Taxis Versus Technology

June 12, 2014

Cities and states across the country are trying to impede and shut down smartphone-driven ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, indicating that the heavily regulated taxi industry has a strong ally in its regulators. Economist Matt Mitchell of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been following the development of the technology-driven ride-sharing services and the efforts of governments to stand in their way.