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The Pew 'gig economy' study is here, and it's grim

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Re: Never fails to surprise me

They succeed because they process in a "friendly" destination.

Nobody will call an international number to hail a taxi. At the same time nobody cares about doing what is effectively an international order for it.

In any case, the best (and probably only) way to deal with these is to force ALL delivery vehicles and ALL hire cars to carry a tachometer ASAP. The tech is available, it can be installed today. A GPS synced one - tomorrow. That will be the only way to deal with Yodel and DPD trucks driving at 50mph in 20mph zones and flashing lights at you if you stay at the speed limit.

The moment all of these have to comply with the "time behind the wheel" safety regs the whole business will suddenly stop being as appealing as it is today.

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