Taxi drivers in London are standing up to Uber, and to new Evening Standard editor George Osborne, who is alleged to have lobbied for the taxi firm. Today there was a protest outside the Standard's Kensington office by taxi drivers, and I spoke to the chair of the London Cab Drivers' Club Grant Davis to hear why he thinks they'll win the war with Uber.
Before that, I talked about gentrification, and the way it's transforming US cities just as it's transformed London. I was in San Francisco at the weekend, where an apartment in Haight-Ashbury, the old hippy district where Hendrix and Janis Joplin lived, will set you back $6,000 a month in rent. I spoke to Karl Kramer, campaign director of the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, to find out why groups think a higher minimum wage will make the difference. Isn't he worried that higher wages are going to force smaller businesses to close?
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