December 19, 2015

State enforced cab monopoly no longer “fittest” option - time to end reverse Darwinism in taxi industry!

David MenziesMission Specialist

What began as a hunger strike by petulant cabbies over Uber, ended as a three day, low-cal diet program.

While the cabbies may not have doubled-down on KFC during their hunger strike, they did double-down on stupidity and recklessness by blocking traffic and creating gridlock, potentially endangering lives and certainly making a lot of people late for work.

If the point of this pathetic act of civil disobedience was to tick people off and hasten the cab industries own extinction, then mission accomplished.

Even though I don’t feel a lot of sympathy for the cabbies, I’ve taken the time to offer some constructive criticism in my rant - a few ideas on how to stay relevant in the age of Uber which don’t include demanding government protection for your antiquated service.


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We demand that Toronto and Ottawa police enforce traffic safety laws and the Criminal Code against taxi drivers illegally harassing Uber drivers and their customers

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commented 2015-12-21 16:31:47 -0500
I just watched the whole thing again— 13 hours later—- and I still think that it is hilarious.
commented 2015-12-21 15:16:22 -0500
Great piece Menzoid
May have to borrow …“reverse Darwinism…survival of the unfittest”
commented 2015-12-21 10:22:29 -0500
Uber is certainly superior to taxi monopolies! Hands down the service is more efficient, and better for the consumer!
commented 2015-12-21 03:08:54 -0500
‘Service with a Snarl’—— hahaha
commented 2015-12-20 14:42:04 -0500
“Mustard economic theories.” LOL – good one Menzoid! Sounds like the solid consistency of the Keynesian School of Gruel Economic Theory…
I miss the good ole days of black and white television…and ’who’s on first’…because today it’s more like, just what exactly is that on first?
commented 2015-12-20 08:53:51 -0500
Tired of expensive cab rides with a driver who should TAKE A SHOWER, bring on uber
commented 2015-12-20 00:43:15 -0500
This is like the lost battle Canada Post fought 20 years ago.

Email,couriers and private couriers – all kicked CP around like a soccer ball and CP is a near worthless organization.

Uber is safer as well as cheaper and a better service. Cabbies should sign up for Uber and earn more.

And to all those families in Toronto that broker their owned cabbie licenses and do nothing else for a living, I hear Walmart needs greeters – better apply while these jobs still exist.