Statists and their business cronies……
Why in the world does a citizen need approval from the state to operate a taxi service? The only reason as to why they do, is direct lobbying from big taxi services that have used government to reward themselves with an almost complete monopoly of the market. There is no reason as to why individuals shouldn’t be able to compete is the sector freely.
A 23 year-old man who worked as a taxi driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was found guilty by the Helsinki District Court Tuesday of illegally plying the trade.
The court sentenced the man, who had worked as a taxi driver for three and a half months, to pay fines amounting to 150 euros. He was also ordered to hand over 12,250 euros to the state, which the court estimated as his gross earnings during the period.
The court found that the man had operated the taxi service without the required authorization between May and August last month.