How Many Cabbies Have To Die Before We Get It?

No one has any sympathy for the cabbies who Uber and Lyft have driven out of work — even when they start knocking themselves out en masse. TED RALL cartoon

New York City livery driver Doug Schifter is the latest of traditional taxi and black-car drivers to commit suicide as a result of Uber and Lyft market disruption, his family says.

Those ride sharing networks have driven down prices and increased competition so much that cabbies say they can’t make a living.

the sad thing, there is so little compassion out there about Schifter and his plight, much less that of countless people like him. When you are displaced by the whims of capitalism, American sympathy is hard to find.

For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.