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  • Wandering Eye: The war over Uber in Maryland, psychos in the board room, and the U.S. News & World Report college rankings

    Wandering Eye: The war over Uber in Maryland, psychos in the board room, and the U.S. News & World Report college rankings
    Sometime CP contributor Andrew Zaleski has an interesting take in Politico on Uber's fight with the Maryland Public Service Commission—the only one (so far) that has ruled the ride-sharing company to be a livery provider subject to applicable regulations. This is a battle with real consequences for people who take taxies—and their drivers—in just about every state, and Zaleski breaks it down into an easily digested meal. He shows you what "big taxi" is, Uber's salutary effect on cab pricing, and the hypocrisy at the core of both the incumbent taxi industry and the "sharing economy" con: "And if Uber succeeds in pulling Maryland and other resistant states and cities over to its side? It might consider thanking the taxi industry. In the 1970s and 1980s, when cab companies across the United States began converting their workers from full-time employees with salaries and benefits to independent contractors who were paid out of their fares, they created a blueprint for how to maximize profits: Flood the streets with drivers. Give anyone the tools to be their own micro-entrepreneurs. Glorify the art of the hustle. Take the company's cut. Protect your piece of the industry. And when the competition gets in the way, be prepared to wage war." (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • Major Shmajor

    Despite what years of parental nagging, academic advice, and those endless “What Major Should I Choose?” Buzzfeed quizzes have indicated, your major has very little to do with your ultimate career.  Most industries don’t care what you...

    College Guide 2014

    College Guide 2014
    It’s a bizarre time for college kids. There’s no longer a set path laid out for us. Gone are the days of the “get good grades, get into a credible university, get a job, and reap the rewards” narrative our parents cozied up to...

    Conversation Artist

    Conversation Artist
    At a recent meeting of the Filbert Street community gardeners at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Chanan Delivuk—a community gardener and artist who uses new media to explore dialogue and everyday stories in her art practice—saw a group of...

    FILM FEST FRENZY

    FILM FEST FRENZY
    For the first time in its 16-year existence, the Maryland Film Festival won’t be housed in the Charles Theatre. It’s not the choice of festival organizers, says MFF director Jed Dietz, but when the Charles’ operators, James “Buzz&...