THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REGULATIONS AND RIDE-SHARING SERVICES


Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer on Uber, Lyft and the ride-sharing industry.
DATE: 09/26/2014

Discussion Questions

1. Do some research on Uber and Lyft. List some of their benefits and/or drawbacks.

2. Why are Uber and Lyft illegal in most places? Is this a good or bad thing? Defend your answer.

3. Why do Taxi companies have a problem with these companies? Should everyone have to follow the same rules? Why or why not? What do you think of the rules that Taxi drivers have to follow? Are they fair?

4. Would you like to have options on how you can get a ride or is it better to have some restrictions? Why or why not?


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