Biden’s Labor Department has proposed an employment rule that would
classify the drivers of Uber and Lyft as employees.
This would be a big step forward for employee’s rights, but it won’t
do anything about the injustice of Uber and Lyft to the passengers:
making them nonfree software (an app) and identify themselves
(enabling surveillance). This should be forbidden.
So I will continue to get into an Uber or Lyft car. I go out of my
way to get a real taxi that I can board anonymously and pay with cash.
Or I take a bus. Or I walk.
In some places, such as New York City, even taxis are part of a
surveillance machine. A cab driver there told me that all NYC taxis