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Connections: Debating the merits of ridesharing and the future of Uber and Lyft

May 16, 2019

When Uber debuted as a publicly traded company last week, hundreds of drivers went on a one-day strike in protest. It wasn't a mass movement, but it was designed to send a message to the company regarding wages and work conditions. Drivers are paid a small fraction of the overall cost per ride, and while some drivers say it's a nice supplement to their income, others point out that it's almost impossible to make a living this way.

Our panel debates the merits of rideshare and the future of Uber and Lyft. Our guests: