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06-08-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 126
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Posted By tandempower

No one could force you to lend you car out using...

No one could force you to lend you car out using the platform. It would just be an option to car-owners who want to make $10/hour while they're not driving their cars.


Because people are...
06-07-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

A simple way to think about ride/drive-share is...

A simple way to think about ride/drive-share is as follows:

Take the price per hour of a car-share, e.g. $10/hour.

Now take the pay rate per hour for driving for a ride-share platform: e.g....
06-07-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

You've already said you're biased against...

You've already said you're biased against ride-sharing and the potential to reduce the number of cars on the roads.

Now you're just saying "no it doesn't," without explaining why you think that.
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06-07-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

I'd like to see it done in practice for a while,...

I'd like to see it done in practice for a while, and then look at what the vehicle-to-user ratios are as a result. They may burn through vehicles quicker as a result of driving them more and leaving...
06-06-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

People are using their cars to make extra money...

People are using their cars to make extra money using ride-sharing already. The problem with it is they have to drive. What I am suggesting is that the platform give them the option of allowing...
06-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

The competitive rate is based on norms and...

The competitive rate is based on norms and standards that factor in costs of living. If costs of living are lower because overall transportation and infrastructure costs are lower in the economy as a...
06-06-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Sure, unless you had some reason to want your car...

Sure, unless you had some reason to want your car later. Or unless you wanted to put your car into circulation for ride/drive sharing for the day in order to collect pay for lending/investing it in...
06-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

Everything funds cars as long as the price of a...

Everything funds cars as long as the price of a car and driving expenses are built into the wages paid.

Think about it this way: how much more would you have to pay employees for everyone to buy...
06-05-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Thank you for explaining your POV, as I now can...

Thank you for explaining your POV, as I now can see that everything negative you say is just biased by your overall desire to see ride-sharing fail to preserve what you see as a better standard of...
06-05-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

It's a different thing to choose to LCF in an...

It's a different thing to choose to LCF in an economy where most people drive than one where most people take transit and/or bike. In some ways it's better and in some ways worse; but overall the...
06-05-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

You are talking about some external level. I...

You are talking about some external level. I thought you meant there was some reason within the share platform/system that it wouldn't work.

Uber is currently filtering out bad drivers and...
06-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Really? What would it take, exactly?

Really? What would it take, exactly?
06-05-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

Why don't you use the word, "socialism," when you...

Why don't you use the word, "socialism," when you talk about people wanting a good-paying job? You're admitting what I said, that there wouldn't be as many good-paying jobs or as high of pay without...
06-05-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Well, the system would have to be updated to keep...

Well, the system would have to be updated to keep track of destinations of multiple ride/drivers in order to efficiently pair drivers with passengers who are willing to take over driving after they...
06-05-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

This thread is about why transit funding in the...

This thread is about why transit funding in the US doesn't achieve transit. It's simply because the funding is paid out in wages that afford everyone a car and driving expenses.

Further I noted...
06-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

So your point is that I'm right but people don't...

So your point is that I'm right but people don't care enough to leave the country to protest? Ok, I'll give you that.


I am just pointing out that the system is biased against transportation...
06-05-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

What prevents multiple drivers from responding to...

What prevents multiple drivers from responding to the same call, then?
06-05-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

So what do you think about the fact that it takes...

So what do you think about the fact that it takes government spending to fund the automotive culture? Are you fine with that? Is that simply the price you think we all have to pay to avoid becoming...
06-05-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

I understand that ride-share platforms exist and...

I understand that ride-share platforms exist and that they coordinate rides using algorithms that match ride-seekers with potential ride-givers.

I also understand that currently, there is no way...
06-05-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

You are just one more of the negative nancys that...

You are just one more of the negative nancys that swoop in to poohpooh ideas that could undermine the one-car-per-person economic model for transportation economics.

If sufficient numbers of users...
06-05-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

You can park your car wherever you want, but the...

You can park your car wherever you want, but the app might not necessarily request it. If you wanted the app to lend it out to another driver, then you would want to park it somewhere that is more...
06-05-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

If the car is yours, you would get paid at the...

If the car is yours, you would get paid at the regular rate the ride-share pays to owner-drivers.


Why would you pay parking fees if someone takes your car and drives it elsewhere?


No, but...
06-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

Housing prices are inflated, along with rents and...

Housing prices are inflated, along with rents and everything else, by generally high levels of spending that circulate through the economy. You talk about people 'feeling' that they are overpaid or...
06-04-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Or the ride-share network could fund/subsidize...

Or the ride-share network could fund/subsidize it, i.e. the way Amazon was subsidizing delivery vans for their contractors.

The app would obviously keep track of where the vehicle is. Drivers...
06-04-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

You're twisting my words. What I said is that...

You're twisting my words. What I said is that people couldn't all afford cars for themselves personally, or even at the household level, if it weren't for all the public investments in alternative...
06-04-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

You take a lot of things I've said and re-weave...

You take a lot of things I've said and re-weave them to mean something different than the reason they were said when I said them.

The bottom line is this: If government is investing money in...
06-04-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

But you can't take over the driving. Currently,...

But you can't take over the driving. Currently, the driver is always getting paid and not getting a ride. If drive/ride-sharing was introduced, then you as a driver/passenger would just step out at...
06-03-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

I am almost always disappointed and saddened at...

I am almost always disappointed and saddened at whatever you post. You probably consider that a good thing, though.
06-03-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

This article claims Uber will never be profitable...

This article claims Uber will never be profitable for a number of reasons, including competition with other platforms:...
06-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

You don't have to do anything to join the...

You don't have to do anything to join the conspiracy except what you're doing, i.e. expressing indifference and ridicule/hate against people who seek to transcend it and hopefully end it one day.
...
06-02-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

Yes, it's about learning to service all living...

Yes, it's about learning to service all living things, not just humans, and not just this generation or century or millennium, but for the permanent sustainability of all future generations to come....
06-02-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

I made the same point twice, but as usual you...

I made the same point twice, but as usual you avoid the points that don't work in your favor. All I said is that you are not bothered at all when/if a job requires driving as a requirement for...
06-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

If an employer required LCF to qualify for a...

If an employer required LCF to qualify for a given job, you and some others would cry about the freedom to drive. It doesn't bother you if an employer requires a candidate drive/own a personal motor...
06-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

It's funny how you talk about transportation...

It's funny how you talk about transportation freedom when it comes to people being free to choose to drive, but when it comes to driving as a job-requirement mandate, that doesn't seem to bother you...
05-31-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

I think it is just one of those common...

I think it is just one of those common word-of-mouth myths to tell people they have to drive a car to get a job because that keeps money circulating back through the car dealerships, insurance...
05-31-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

If I bought myself a car as payment for providing...

If I bought myself a car as payment for providing you with just enough transit service to get to work and back, so you could also buy a car; you could refuse and keep riding transit until the...
05-31-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

It is and has been prohibitive for a long time,...

It is and has been prohibitive for a long time, but lenders keep offering more credit so people can pay to sustain their unsustainable lifestyles/budgets.

People basically keep believing that...
05-31-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

All the costs of an economy get passed down in...

All the costs of an economy get passed down in one way or another. For you to get a 10 year old car for $4K, someone else has to buy the car for $20K and lose $16K on it. How do they make that...
05-31-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,041
Posted By tandempower

If they budget for it, they also budget to be in...

If they budget for it, they also budget to be in debt. That means they are budgeting money they don't have (yet) and banking on making more money to pay that debt. That puts everyone under pressure...
05-29-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

I wish the mods would delete some of these posts...

I wish the mods would delete some of these posts arguing that ride-sharing has to be defined as taxi-service. It's a political topic that detracts from the issue of how to use ride-sharing to avoid...
05-29-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

The problem is you're arguing to define...

The problem is you're arguing to define everything as 'taxi service' because you want to subject everything to rules, regs, and politics of taxi services.

Stop making every thread about...
05-29-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

So if you give someone a ride home and they give...

So if you give someone a ride home and they give you 'a few bucks for gas,' you're operating a taxi service?

If you drive your kids to school to avoid paying a taxi, you are effectively making the...
05-29-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By tandempower

Or maybe it was because of a correlation between...

Or maybe it was because of a correlation between thrill-seeking behavior and motorization. There's a difference between enjoying the calming experience of pedaling casually and quietly through a...
05-29-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Then why isn't someone running a taxi service...

Then why isn't someone running a taxi service when they pick up their mother-in-law and bring her to the dentist?

Why isn't it a taxi service to drive your children to school?

Why isn't it a...
05-29-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

I assume you're trying to bring up the issue of...

I assume you're trying to bring up the issue of whether ride-sharing and taxi businesses are the same thing, yet again. If taxis were ride-sharing, then anyone could call up a taxi service and give...
05-29-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Many people have their private vehicles...

Many people have their private vehicles professionally repaired and maintained.

The insurance is another story. If insurers block people from participating in ride-sharing networks by making the...
05-29-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

The reason why share companies have value is...

The reason why share companies have value is because they have established a network of participants. Before Uber or Lyft existed, you could post ride ads on Craiglist and I'm sure people got rides...
05-29-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Right, but a share-system is not for profit, nor...

Right, but a share-system is not for profit, nor is it even a non-profit company designed to pay out revenues without declaring profit. It is a method for sharing property among multiple users so...
05-28-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

There is a bias among business people against...

There is a bias among business people against cheapness, because they want money. That is contrary to what business is supposed to be, i.e. people willing to pursue any business model that will make...
05-28-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,436
Posted By tandempower

Who buys the cars for a car-share? Who buys them...

Who buys the cars for a car-share? Who buys them for a rental car franchize? Who buys them for a delivery service?


I think the ride-share app has requirements for drivers. If driver's a...
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