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Saturday, September 18, 2010

With Beer, More is Better. Same with Taxis!

What if the PUC regulated beer? 

This weekend in the Mile High City marks the Great American Beer Festival. And what goes together better than Beer and Taxis?

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission says four taxi companies is all Denver needs. Why would we possibly need more, they ask. Well, then, should the same go for beer? The Great American Beer Festival has some 2,200 beer makers on hand, because why? Because More Is Better! More choice, more price ranges, more flavors, more competition!

If you're at the Great American Beer Festival (#GABF) and you've "sampled" more than a few of those 2,200 great beers, you'll want to catch a taxi home. Remember, not all cabs are the same. You can save money, as much as 45 cents per mile, by snagging a Union (orange) or Freedom (purple) taxi, over a Metro (green) or Yellow (duh) cab.

More is better. Competition means choice. And remember, if it was up to the PUC, the Great American Beer Festival would only have four booths: Pabst, Miller, Coors and Bud.

Any more competition would hurt the other companies, right?

Tell the PUC to let Mile High Cab compete in a free market. Write to Director Doug Dean and tell him lower fares and better service are good for consumers. It only takes a minute, and it could save you money.

1 comment:

  1. Judge Gomez:

    Therefore, the Commission, while balancing beer market forces with regulatory principles to consider whether to allow new brewers into the market, must nevertheless protect the market from oversupply of beer and the resulting destructive competition.

    The expert testimony of Dr. Mundy and Dr. Dempsey was also persuasive regarding the real possibility of destructive or excessive competition that could very well could have negative beer market and public interest outcomes. Specifically, unhealthy competition could result in higher-priced pints, poor service, poorly maintained taps, and the possible exit by some firms, new entrants, and incumbent brewers.