12/13/2007

Compulsory taxi driving

The cries are getting louder with the new fare hike. But that is something that must be done. Other than the fuel hike there is also a need to cut down on the number of taxis on the road. And we need to increase the number of commuters using public transport to generate more income to improve the system. The net effect will be lesser taxis on the road and more people using public transport. It is an objective that we are trying to achieve all these years. So it is a good thing. There is a possibility that things may go a bit too far when the demand for taxis drops dramatically and too many taxi drivers may quit. So it may be a good thing to make taxi driving compulsory for those above 55 and who are jobless. They can pay the monthly rentals from their money locked up in the CPF. We can then be guaranteed of a ready pool of drivers to keep the taxi operation running smoothly and efficiently. It is good for the taxi operators as their taxis will be fully rented out and payment from CPF is prompt. And many of the unemployed will be employed. Commuters too will get the taxis they want.

4 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

Aiyah. S'poreans so fucking kiasu, it is unbelievable!

It's only been a few days, and they want instant results.

Leave it alone and let the market work over time.

It takes time to adjust because markets depend entirely on humans making behavioral choices. People need time to adjust, and to make decisions on whether they do as they are doing, or change to some alternative.

redbean said...

maybe they know that it is not going to make any difference, just like raising the erp prices. soon everyone will get use to it and back to square one.

Matilah_Singapura said...

When looking more closely matters like this, one sort of can understand why the only govt worthy of governing S'pore is one who occasionally wallops the people into line, because the people are just plain fucking dumb. ;-)

redbean said...

everywhere, it is always the active minority that rule over the majority.

it is like the sheep dog and the sheep flock.