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Life ain’t so sunny in Singapore these days

By Mark A. Bonta / February 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Life ain’t so sunny in Singapore these days

The island city-state of Singapore, held up by many as a near-perfect model of prosperity, is facing a set of challenges that is beginning to plunge it into decline. Immigration and cheap labor is at the heart of it, along with the new gig economy that replaces high-paying employment with temporary, low-earning piecework.  Unending growth […]

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The cabbies of Mexico are not stoked about Uber

By Mark A. Bonta / October 19, 2019 / Comments Off on The cabbies of Mexico are not stoked about Uber

Taxi drivers brought downtown Mexico City to a standstill, in an anti-Uber protest that was replicated across the country in at least eight states. The National Taxi-driver Movement (Movimiento Nacional Taxista) is taking on ride-hailing platforms that are largely unregulated in Mexico. Licensed, tax-paying drivers are angry that inexperienced drivers for Uber and other services […]

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