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Digitally-Driven Detroitification

Digitally-Driven Detroitification

Remember all these taxi driver riots in places like France a little while back, and how nations like Germany and Italy, and cities like Austin banned Big U? It is feeble lashing against an irrepressible technological wave.

A substantial proportion (up to 25%) of the revenue of many local and state governments derives from rent-seeking on parking fines and speeding tickets. Furthermore, autonomous vehicles will decimate ancillary income streams associated with traffic enforcement (law enforcement personnel, traffic/parking enforcement, attorneys, court staff/Judges, DMV employees, insurance industry, etc.

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