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What Does the City Owe Bankrupt Medallion Owners?

The New York Times reporters, Brian Rosenthal and Emma Fitzsimmons talk about their groundbreaking investigation into how bankers and officials made money from the sale of New York City taxi medallions, even as lending turned predatory and Uber and Lyft devastated many drivers. Plus, how the city has responded since the release of the investigation last month.Driving a cab should be a way for a working person to earn a living. Outrageous that multiple medallions were sold to “companies” to financially abuse hired drivers, & to inflate a medallion’s worth so a working person would would have to “mortgage his life” to buy one. — Imagine (@GW56229334) June 10, 2019


 2019-06-10  15m