Skip to comments.Class warfare over a parking space? New app denounced as unfair to the 'less affluent'
Posted on 07/16/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT by BlopAndStop
In Boston, parkings been a nightmare for ages, with spaces capped by the federal Clean Air Act and further state regulations. Funny enough, that means MORE air pollution as frustrated drivers circle around the city looking for a place to put the car.
So when free-market capitalism and technology ride to the rescue, you might think Boston would be quick to embrace the instant reduction in idling traffic.
But if youve seen this movie before, youve already spotted the error: free-market capitalism. THATS a bigger no-no than smog!
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Selling info...but I can see fights breaking out if a seller can’t deliver or prevents someone other than the buyer from getting the spot.
The “less affluent” get Obama phones.
I believe that this or something like it was “banned” in SF, although I would like to know how they intend to enforce it.
Meh, not really a fan of the scalper, douchebag economy.
I’ll start standing in line with my friends at the grocery store and auctioning off places in line.
Sure, there clearly is a market for efficiency in certain segments, but sometimes the dorks need to stop being dbags and creating an economy based off scalping
Autonomous vehicles can just drive around until needed.
I'm so sick of stupid. Traffic congestion is not a result of clean air regulations, it is a result of "smart growth', the purpose of which is to frustrate drivers into giving up cars and therefore ride mass transit. Agenda 21, concentrate the masses into cities.
By offering a parking space, you can get someone "affluent" to drive right up to you, window down and wallet open. Sure hope the broker is on the up-and-up, or the "affluent" rube could be "formerly affluent", or an unwilling pedestrian, or a chalk outline...
Where are these “less Affluent” getting their cars, stealing them?
Because ultimately, it means everyone will need to use the app or have no place to park.
Which means parking that is now free, will cost.
So the only beneficiaries of this app will be the app producers, not their customers--customers who will in fact find themselves and their cars held hostage to this app service.
Wake up, people.
Technology is reducing your freedom, not increasing it.