Liz Gannes

Recent Posts by Liz Gannes

Los Angeles Arrives Fashionably Late to Banning Ride Apps

Los Angeles yesterday sent cease-and-desist letters to taxi alternatives Uber, Lyft and SideCar, citing their lack of permits and licenses to run commercial transportation services. Though the state of California had previously cleared the companies, L.A.’s taxicab administrator threatened to arrest drivers and impound their vehicles. As has become tradition, a Change.org petition protesting the ban has acquired thousands of signatures.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work