Friday, May 29, 2015

Brian Cole, poster boy for Worldwide anti-Uber Day ? (July 1, 2015).

In a way I feel sorry for Brian Cole. Had he been born a few decades earlier he'd probably had worked in heavy industry, in a union job, making decent money. But since the Reagan Revolution, our country is "post industrial," post union and post decent education. So a poor guy like Brian has to work 90 hours a week without frills like disability insurance, let alone paid vacation and a medical plan for what is probably a sub minimum wage income, while facing all the risks of being a semi illicit operator in a notoriously dangerous occupation- taxi driving. I suppose he deserves some credit for striving to earn money by other means, even by gathering commissions for enticing others into the same trap.

So he's got a YouTube channel and hypes Uber as a way to earn a living. But he's got a problem - Foot-in-mouth disease. Here, early into his shpeil he admits that for many of those ninety or so hours he's driving around without the proper insurance and that if he knocks down a pedestrian he's up the proverbial creek without a paddle. A true cultist, he regards people who take exception to that criminal state of affairs as haters.

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