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    Default Re: Another price hike - Taxi Fare

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    "Some causes for inflation:

    1. Bad governance: A government that thinks they can spend infinitely.
    2. Supply bottlenecks: Excessive rules or other impediments that prevent entrepreneurs from quickly increasing production.
    3. Global market trouble and supply shock: Such as middle east clashes.
    4. Rent seeking: Setting production quotas and other stupid stuff.


    You can have high growth without inflation. To do that you need to change the road. If the road is not slippery, you might be able to drive really fast without skidding a lot. In the same way, if you can improve infrastructure and work to remove the bottlenecks in production you might be able to manage high growth without inflation."
    Why don't you swap place with LHL and govern Singapore for a month and see whether this country has gone forward, backward or disappeared under your care.

    If you have succeeded then we will proclaim you as our Emperor for Life.

    But if you fail we will turn you into an eunuch serving your new life in Istana.
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    Default Re: Another price hike - Taxi Fare

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Exactly, it only needs one player in the market that doesn't follow and targets those who want the cheaper ride home. The airlines invented 'Premium Economy', let's see how premium a taxi ride can become
    Make your choice:

    Taxi front seat: 1st class.
    Back seat: Economy class.
    Sitting on top of taxi: Premium economy.
    In car booth: Business class.

    Last edited by Sion; 22nd March 2017 at 10:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Another price hike - Taxi Fare

    During peak hours, one can also book a cab that charges by the meter. Yet Uber and Grab is able to charge more with surge pricing, and have lots of business. Why? Because you can't get a regular but cheaper cab.

    So one can either wait to get the cheaper metered cab, pay more for Uber or Grab, or take the train or bus. All options have their pros and cons.

    And in the first place, why take cabs when trains and buses are much cheaper and adequate if trains don't break down too often?

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    Default Re: Another price hike - Taxi Fare

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Why don't you swap place with LHL and govern Singapore for a month and see whether this country has gone forward, backward or disappeared under your care.

    If you have succeeded then we will proclaim you as our Emperor for Life.

    But if you fail we will turn you into an eunuch serving your new life in Istana.
    You tell me why anyone declared Emperor would want to made a eunuch, swap places with LHL and work at the Istana?
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    Default Re: Another price hike - Taxi Fare

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    You tell me why anyone declared Emperor would want to made a eunuch, swap places with LHL and work at the Istana?
    That's because you're Long John Silver, Ah Q and Yaw Shin Leong all rolled into one.

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    Default Re: Another price hike - Taxi Fare

    You really have a peg leg Zenten? They should give you handicap discount.
    Expand your mind or get left behind

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    Well..well, I’ll be a monkey's uncle! .........
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    The way things are headed, no amount of discount can make up for the way they are screwing us ....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Exactly, it only needs one player in the market that doesn't follow and targets those who want the cheaper ride home. The airlines invented 'Premium Economy', let's see how premium a taxi ride can become
    It takes only one Taxi company to be different.

    He must be creative and must be dare not to follow the norm.

    If everybody does likewise, there will be no competition. We are back to square one.

    Taxi will start to hide until the time is up... then they strike back.. hee hee strike at your pocket!

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