Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cronyism, French Style

A few days ago, I blogged about the French passing an anti-Amazon protectionist measure.  Today, I'd like to highlight an example of French cronyism: the French taxi cartel using its influence to beat up on new mini-cabs that are cheaper and faster.  From a post at Mark Perry's Carpe Diem:
Taxi unions are calling on the government to impose a 15-minute delay between when a customer books a minicab and its arrival. Minicab companies say the 15 minute rule is an attempt to kill off competition. With a decision expected in the coming weeks, experts said the taxi lobby will pull out all the stops to get its way.
It's actually an intriguing story; check it out here.