Cars are useful tools but they can leave working people kinda broke. They also pollute the air and their drivers hit people. New data from the UK confirms what most of us probably see anecdotally as a built-in feature of present day economics.
Today’s transport policy benefits the rich more than the poor
Transport Studies Unit at Oxford
Interesting in a not-very-nice way: Finns discover their relationship to the national poverty line can be directly related to their transportation options. The further from work the lower the income. With its winter weather and not dissimilar economy Canadians might like to note the ongoing work cited in this article. As in Toronto and Atlanta, so in Helsinki?
Finns falling below poverty line due to transport costs
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Uber and Lyft drivers’ median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds. Majority of drivers make less than minimum wage and many end up losing money, according to study published by MIT
This feature from Vox.com gains emphasis in times and places of bad weather, such as the so-called Bomb Cyclone now locking down swathes of North America home to aging populations.
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