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Wired | 03.28.18

Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Committing Suicide?

Julia Ticona

Data & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Julia Ticona weighed in on the ride sharing economy’s impact on New York City taxi drivers for WIRED.

“‘To call it an engine of social mobility would be overstating it, but [driving a taxi] is definitely a way that men without college educations have found to raise families, to provide family wages, for a long time. There’s this tension between older sets of professional norms and the ways that labor platforms are encouraging workers to promote themselves and be entrepreneurial.'”

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