Uberland details Uber’s growth model, which hinges on ignoring municipal regulation to enter new cities without heeding relevant taxi, registration, or background check regulations. Cities that have attempted to ban or restrict Uber struggle to enforce these restrictions.Read More
As we isolate ourselves in order to reduce the connections in our social webs, what happens to the whole society of microorganisms that exists on and between us? What happens when each person, or at least each home, becomes an island?
As we use models to guide policies for COVID-19, we should also use COVID-19 to stimulate thinking about setting better standards for models. Lessons from real-world engineering can help.