Technology and “industrialization” are reshaping services as they did manufacturing
And if so, who’s going to pay?
Municipalities address increased traffic, pollution, taxi company bankruptcies and driver poverty
Operating costs decline when riders get free rentals for docking dying electric vehicles
Research seeks to predict how time-based price discrimination might spread
A mathematical model analyzes incentives underlying surge-pricing schemes
A second lever, after "surge" pricing, adjusts the supply of drivers