Tag Archives: government

SFMTA takeover of Taxi Commission on track for March

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency absorbs the Taxi Commission in March, but SFMTA Chief Nathaniel Ford says progress will be slow. Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Driving highlights

I had a beautiful set of days to drive a cab in the City. Sunny and 60s is the perfect weather. Above 60s and the greenhouse effect of the car windows makes it a bit too warm. I picked up … Continue reading

Posted in happiness, politics, taxi, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Website highlights financial stress of driving a taxi in the City

I point your temporary attention to a Flash website produced by UC Berkeley j-school grad students Eric Zassenhaus and Amy Jeffries. The video clips thumbnailed along the bottom are accurate and colorful paintings of a typical taxi shift. Well worth … Continue reading

Posted in econ, politics, taxi, transit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ignore the Hillary/Obama charades: NAFTA is good.

Marketplace painted a nice picture of Obama and Hillary’s voracious battle for the crown of ultimate NAFTA hater. This is frustrating. Yes, they’re in Ohio. Yes, they have to cater to the lowest common denominator. Instead, they should rise up … Continue reading

Posted in econ, happiness, politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

MSFT eating YHOO is about display ads, not search.

Okay, we all know the big news: Microsoft wants Yahoo. In fact, it has been the only topic visible ‘above the fold’ of The New York Times’ tech page for the past few days. Michael Krasny whipped out a KQED … Continue reading

Posted in internets, marketing, media, tech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I want to pay (a bit) more rent. So do you.

San Francisco is notorious for its extreme tenant protection laws. Of course, these laws were designed with the best interests of tenants in mind. Rent control is one of these extreme tenant protections. The concept is simple and noble: let’s … Continue reading

Posted in econ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments