Maybe people really are that uninformed about the cost of driving. As my friend Bill said when we talked about this:
“Imagine developing a company specifically to take advantage of people’s ignorance of how expensive it really is to drive their own car. What would this company look like? “
(the answer is of course that it would look like very much like Uber or any other ridesharing company)
To know for sure, Mr. Money Mustache went undercover in September 2016 as a driver for both Uber and Lyft.
This gives me a different reason to dislike these companies (although I dislike one company much more than the other).