Does Uber Kill? The Real Cost of Ride-sharing

A new Stigler Center working paper finds that ride-sharing actually increases the number of new car registrations and fatal accidents.     Two years ago, the Stigler Center hosted a talk by David Plouffe, then chief advisor for Uber and a board member. In his speech, Plouffe promoted not only the convenience of the Uber model (most of us can attest to it), but also its environmental benefits: ride-sharing will reduce car circulation, congestion, and pollution. For the first time since the invention of the car, claimed Plouffe, urban planning was actually reducing parking space in city downtowns, because ride-sharing … Continue reading Does Uber Kill? The Real Cost of Ride-sharing