Letters to the Editor – April 17, 2022
Uber’s price boost
They report that critics of Uber have called the company’s soaring fares “downright unethical” (“We’re being fooled” April 15).
Prices reflect the underlying reality of supply and demand. In New York City, rising crime (thanks, Bill de Blasio!) is simultaneously increasing the demand for Uber rides while the supply of such rides is falling.
These realities can’t help but drive tariffs higher. The supply of rides will be further reduced – and thus fares further increased – by rising fuel costs (thanks, environmentalists!) and the continued use of the medallion system to artificially limit the number of taxis.
Blaming Uber for high fares makes no more sense than blaming a city’s high murder rate on a newspaper that reports accurate crime statistics, for example. Ride fares will remain high in Gotham as long as these underlying issues remain.
attack on Israel
When Israel signed the Oslo Accords, the Arabs of Palestine got their first opportunity to live under the administration of leaders of their own choosing (“What triggered this terrorist outbreak” Benjamin Kerstein, April 11).
Unfortunately, these chosen leaders have betrayed the trust of their people. Instead of preparing their people for life in a Palestinian state that co-exists with the nation-state of the Jews, Palestinian leaders have taught their people to hate Jews and rewarded them for killing Jews, while the leaders embezzle funds that go to the Donated to benefit the people, humanitarian aid was diverted to efforts to destroy Israel.
No one should be surprised that violence against Israelis typically increases during Ramadan. The Palestinians have been taught that killing Jews paves the way to entry into Muslim heaven. And of course violence must be the answer to the “dangerous” covenants of Abraham. Accepting a Jewish state in the Middle East is treason. Never mind that the ancestral homeland of the Jews was centered in Jerusalem.
Toby F Block
I want to commend the New York Post for updating your readers on the horrible situation in Seattle (“Seattle doesn’t have detectives to investigate sexual assault,” April 13).
Do we need more proof of the absurdity of the “defund the police” craze? If New York City’s “defund” maniacs like Jumaane Williams and Ron Kuby prevail, it will be just as bad for the victims of crime in that city.
John Francis Fox
Cash crazy Yankee
To date, Aaron Judge (along with Yankee teammate Anthony Rizzo) is not vaccinated against COVID (“miles apart” April 14).
Next May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, the Yankees travel to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays, the toughest division and league opponents this season. Unless Canada’s COVID guidelines are relaxed, Judge will not be allowed to cross the border to play.
The Yankees can’t afford to lose many games of the season in Toronto. A judge missing those games could ruin the 2022 season for the team. Meanwhile, in his negotiations, Judge seeks a bigger offer on a long-term contract to become one of the highest-paid players in the game. The judge says he only cares about the team.
I saw Judge up close and found him to be a good ambassador for the game, likely a future Yankees captain.
But all of that could fall apart if Judge looks bad.
Judge, who by most accounts comes from a very good family, has spent years reminding me of Derek Jeter. His last 30 days of greed reminds me of Alex Rodriguez now.
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