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S.L. has enough room for a convention, but not enough cabs? Hmm …

In a recent KSL article about the Outdoor Retailer show possibly relocating outside Salt Lake, the head of Visit Salt Lake said the following: Salt Lake has enough hotel rooms and convention floor space, but Outdoor Retailer wants 900 taxicabs, … Continue reading

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Public subsidy for a convention hotel in S.L.?

Salt Lake City is considering subsidizing a convention hotel in an attempt to lure more conventions to the city. According to Bob Farrington, the city’s economic development director, the subsidy is necessary because the market isn’t working efficiently or rationally. … Continue reading

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Should government choose which cab you can take?

  Should government determine how many taxicabs can operate in a city? Should it charge cabdrivers thousands of dollars for the “privilege” of offering cab service? That’s exactly what Salt Lake City is doing, and Yellow Cab has decided to … Continue reading

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