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Minneapolis Places a De Facto Ban on Uber

Progressives used to boast that they were on the cutting edge of the economy’s digital-age revolution. Except in “Woke” Minneapolis – the city that spurred the “Defund the Police” movement in 2020 – wants minimum wage laws for drivers that are so high that Lyft is set to pull out on May 1. Over one million passengers a month (including many seniors and commuters) will be hurt. Not to mention the thousands of drivers who will lose their jobs. (Does raising the minimum wage EVER work?)

So to prepare for the Lyft departure, the radical City Council is proposing to spend $150,000 in tax dollars to seed brand-new transportation startups. Sure. That will work like a charm.

If the City Council doesn’t back down the entire Twin City’s transportation system is going to break down. Uber and Lyft have been so successful that there are only 39 licensed cab drivers in all of Minneapolis now.


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