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Maurice Glasman vs Stephanie Lis: Is TfL’s Uber ruling a necessary safeguard—or a draconian intervention in the market?

The decision not to renew Uber's license has set tongues wagging across London. But did Transport for London do the right thing?

By Maurice Glasman & Stephanie Lis  

Is Transport for London right to not renew Uber's liscence?

Maurice Glasman: We need to preserve trust and expertise

The history of the Hackney Carriage is an instructive one. In London, the home of finance capitalism and the prime mover of deregulation, in which the ancient guilds of the City were all co-opted by finance and banks, the “gentlemen of the whip” preserved their status and licences. Anyone could present themselves as a carpenter, a plumber or a bricklayer but the status of the cabbie was preserved. Why…

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