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« Reply #6540 on: March 05, 2017, 03:09:15 PM »
There are reasons why there are laws. If you wanna investigate a company, bring them to court.
They have no legal requirement to comply with your sting. If you don't like it, change the law.

You are getting caught up in how they avoided being caught breaking the law, and ignoring the fact that they clearly and deliberately broke the law.

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« Reply #6541 on: March 05, 2017, 03:11:01 PM »
You are getting caught up in how they avoided being caught breaking the law, and ignoring the fact that they clearly and deliberately broke the law.

Getting caught? They know exactly what the laws are where they operate.
The cities don't like it and yet still want to somehow shut them down and start a witch hunt that they don't participate in.

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« Reply #6543 on: March 05, 2017, 06:24:01 PM »

I am not saying that the Taxi medallion business model is right,

that's gotta be the understatement of the year.
The NYC medallion system is legalized racketeering. I can't see it making sense in any universe, to pay a million dollars for the privilege to drive/own a taxi. It defies the law of supply and demand.
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« Reply #6544 on: March 05, 2017, 06:26:31 PM »
that's gotta be the understatement of the year.
The NYC medallion system is legalized racketeering. I can't see it making sense in any universe, to pay a million dollars for the privilege to drive/own a taxi. It defies the law of supply and demand.
You mean to say that because of the laws of supply and demand, NYC taxi medallions reached values in excess of $1MM, and came tumbling as Uber and Lyft came into the market.
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« Reply #6545 on: March 05, 2017, 06:38:56 PM »
You mean to say that because of the laws of supply and demand, NYC taxi medallions reached values in excess of $1MM, and came tumbling as Uber and Lyft came into the market.

But the supply was artificially inflated to fill the city coffers. Imagine if the Federal government said there can only be 2 investment brokers to supply the country and for that privilege they will pay 1Trillion per year. The fees that you are so excited are going down would be way higher.

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« Reply #6546 on: March 05, 2017, 06:47:12 PM »
But the supply was artificially inflated to fill the city coffers. Imagine if the Federal government said there can only be 2 investment brokers to supply the country and for that privilege they will pay 1Trillion per year. The fees that you are so excited are going down would be way higher.

You probably mean to say that the supply was artificially LIMITED. Which is what I pointed out when I said that BECAUSE of laws of supply and demand, prices reached a high of over $1MM, and came tumbling in recent years.

See: http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6471/2016-03-08/uber-lyft-cut-new-york-city-cab-medallion-price-half.html

And for historical prices you can browse around here and look at transfer prices month by month going back to 2009
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« Reply #6547 on: March 05, 2017, 08:11:01 PM »
Yes - limited. I was rushing to go eat my shabbos leftovers  :D

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« Reply #6550 on: March 06, 2017, 07:41:07 AM »
Is there a difference in taste?
Some people swear by it. They claim it's significant.

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« Reply #6551 on: March 06, 2017, 07:57:50 AM »
Is there a difference in taste?
Definitely.

Don't you think cane sugar tastes different than high fructose corn syrup?

I don't drink any of these, but I can tell you that sweet isn't just one flavor!
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« Reply #6552 on: March 06, 2017, 08:23:02 AM »
Don't you think cane sugar tastes different than high fructose corn syrup?
Yes but in Mexico there does not seem to be a difference in the taste.
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« Reply #6553 on: March 06, 2017, 11:34:11 AM »
Is there a difference in taste?

There is a significant difference in not just taste but texture as well. I personally prefer year round Coke
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« Reply #6554 on: March 06, 2017, 11:49:19 AM »
There is a significant difference in not just taste but texture as well. I personally prefer year round Coke
will bring some home and do a taste test
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