I heard two back-to-back stories on NPR driving home this evening: one I liked and one I really didn't like.
The first was "Amid ride-booking rivalries, many Cairo women turn to Uber for safe passage." "In Cairo, taxi drivers are fighting the encroachment of ride-booking services like Uber. But many Egyptians, especially women, say they prefer Uber since they feel safer with the company's drivers."
The women describe the Cairo taxi drivers as lecherous, disrespectful, and downright cheats. The Uber drivers, on the other hand, are trained on sexual harassment, honest, and deferential because they want a good rating. Naturally, the taxi drivers want Uber outlawed in Egypt.
The second story was titled: "To Reduce Gun Violence, Potential Offenders Offered Support And Cash." However, Zero Hedge has the more accurate title: "America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"." Basically, it's the story of Richmond, California (where else?) where a group of thugs are kept in weed money as long as they don't kill anyone.
Nice work if you can get it.