Forum Post: A truly original idea to HELP FIX problems of 99% - FINALLY A SOLUTION instead of more whining.
Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 6:23 p.m. EST by SoftwareEngineer
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This idea is truly brilliant, yet super simple... An app to allow us to use our cars as a taxi, and make money, without needing an expensive taxi medallion (the tool of the city to help the rich). Taxi medallions cost $200,000 - $600,000 and take years to get. Why can't I make money by driving people around? I'm sure we'll have to go through the same background checks, but it is totally worth it.
It is just too simple and too brilliant, I think it will work and put the power back into the hands of the 99%.
The way I see it:
1) Cabs are super expensive now and very limited in San francisco especially - This system will allow cab prices to be cut in half.
2) There are a ton of cars on the road, not enough people carpooling.
3) We finally are able to create work for ourselves solving a real need out there, helping the environment.
This is quite simply a beautiful solution to actually help the cause rather than consistently whine about things.