I came across an article on Scroll titled “AAP vs app: Why odd-even makes no sense but Uber’s surge pricing does“. As the tagline of the piece claims, it is supposedly an exposition on how the “App-based taxi services [in Delhi] are responding rationally to an irrational policy.”
And finally, there are dozens of case-studies that have proven that Uber has frequently resorted to predatory business models in crunch situations.
All in all, the very tone of the article is accusatory rather than critical. There’s a very thin line between the two voices and the author certainly seems to have not seen it.
His arguments appear to be stemming more from an anti-AAP sentiment than from rational economic analysis.
I wouldn’t be too surprised if I ran through the list of his articles and found an abundance of pro-BJP or pro-INC articles.The proof of which can be found in the fact that not once has the author mentioned the Karnataka Government which has banned surge pricing much before Delhi!
You have every right to a political viewpoint. But you cannot hope to arrive at realistic conclusions if you continue to view policies through the glasses of your political prejudice.