In an effort to combat gridlock on its streets, New York City introduced new regulations affecting rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, placing a moratorium on new licensed vehicles and mandating a minimum hourly wage for drivers.
A squib in the popular press. A recollected anecdote. A recent law review article. A reference to ska music from the late 1980’s. A daring proposal resting upon an untestable postulate. A recasting of intellectual incentives.
Matthew Yglesias has already poked fun at this interview with the new head of DC’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, but the entire exchange really has to be read to be believed. It’s not that Nicholas Majett is a bad guy, or particularly stupid, or indifferent to the community he’s working for. He self-consciously…