Sina-cism: Disruption can give economy an Uber Lyft

“It is clear that what drivers and riders are doing with Uber, Lyft or other such services, and what hosts and guests are doing with Airbnb, is commercial in nature. Thus, government has a right, even a duty, to regulate and/or tax that activity in some fashion. But how it does so matters greatly.” It’s in this rush to regulate where Sinacola finds his focus sharpened.

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Editorial: Pragmatic high-tech

In light of a breakthrough at WPI which promises to overcome a hurdle in the electric-car industry, we reflect that our research-rich and practical-minded city has long had a hand in the nuts and bolts of making the world better.