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  1. @ Gary — Uber fares are “all in.” Not sure what uber allocates to tips, but it isn’t my problem.

  2. I’m very sad that you didn’t include a primer on bird boxing. Apparently it’s a challenge to perform everyday tasks while blindfolded based on a popular Netflix series.

  3. Jon- there’s a longer and more detailed NYT article that covers the same material, but includes a link to the study by Ridester-

    As far as I can tell, the methodology makes sense, in that they used actual screenshots of the driver earnings from the ap. Lots of other interesting Uber data there as well.

    It says 36% of rides have no tip included at all, so if you don’t tip, you arent alone.

  4. @anon: it’s a matter of principles. Just because you’re on someone else’s dime, doesn’t mean that you should go against your principles. That’d be hypocritical.

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