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For everything else, there's MasterCard. Except taxis.

November 9, 2009

In a report that should surprise no one, the NYTimes finds that convenience yields higher revenues for NYC taxis. Indeed, the credit card machines which are now mandatory for every cab have coincided with revenues rising 13% from last year, bucking a national trend of -15%. Tips have risen from 10% of the fare pre-cards […]

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Self-defeating systems

October 3, 2009

Last night, trying to catch a cab in a Manhattan rain, it occured to me that it really shouldn't be so surprising that so many of our systems fail exactly when we need them most. I was standing blocks from the nearest subway or bus and had no umbrella; I needed a cab to get […]

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