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Recently, a 5th New York City taxi driver has committed suicide. Many of these taxi drivers own the once coveted $1 million taxi medallion the problem is that currently those taxi medallions are worth $175,000! These taxi drivers are deep in debt and feel they have no way out! Uber and Lyft definitely have increased competition for people needing rides but the real reason these taxi drivers are hurting is because of government! It’s government that created the taxi monopoly in the first place and gave value to these silly medallions to limit competition! How is the government ever for the little guy when the rules and regulations imposed by government make services to the consumer more expensive?

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I farm and work on a feedlot just outside of Billings, MT. My dad and I will feed up to 8,000 head of cattle every year at the feedlot. As of September 20th I launched a podcast on iTunes where I talk about the current issues of the day. My mantra is defending the free market and making the moral case for capitalism! My show is weekly and is available on iTunes, Stitcher and your web browser.

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  • Many people have caught wind of the stir programs like Lyft & Uber have caused.  The taxi industry has been granted monopoly protections by government in many jurisdictions.  Now that they’re facing competition they even want bail-outs! http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/15/why-taxi-medallion-owners-shouldnt-get-a

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