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Which ride sharing service is better: Uber or Lyft?

At this point, Uber's reputation can only get worse if CEO Travis Kalanick shoots someone on live television. Uber's critics say rival Lyft is the more friendly and ethical choice. Lyft works the same way, just with more ethics. But despite the numerous scandals (and pending Justice Department investigation), Uber's continuing to grow at record rates. The company's fans are sticking by it and say Uber is the better option. What do you think?

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For many, Lyft is better than Uber simply for the fact that it's not Uber. 

Uber has been plagued with scandals for years, but the past few months have seen a dizzying amount of bullshit from Uber. Uber inspired a #DeleteUber campaign after it appeared to undermine a protest by New York City taxi drivers against President Trump's immigration ban. Former engineer Susan Fowler then revealed a culture of sexual harassment that went unchecked. Shortly thereafter, Kalanick was shown on a video yelling at an Uber driver. Tossing gasoline on an open flame, a New York Times investigation revealed Uber created tools to evade authorities, and is now facing a federal investigation. 

Lyft's fans say the company is also better across the board. The company is nicer to drivers and Lyft loves to drive that point home. While Uber was struggling with handling its immigration ban fiasco, Lyft donated $1 million to the ACLU. And Lyft lets users tip drivers, which is a huge draw for its workers, and helps customers feel better about themselves.

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Despite the vocal outrage, it seems like most people don't actually care too much about Uber's ethics. Growth rates are skyrocketing in most markets despite the back-to-back scandals. 

“In fact, in our most mature country, we’ve grown faster in the first 10 weeks of 2017 than in the first 10 weeks of 2016,” Holt said. “Looking at less-mature regions, trips were up 600% in February, year on year.”

Lyft's critics say it's not really much better than Uber once you look past the high-profile scandals. Sure, Uber has a really bad PR problem. But at the core of it, Lyft is still taking advantage of drivers in the same way—they're just doing it more nicely. Lyft is not the "better boyfriend" it says it is. (Who even says that?) It takes investment money from Trump supporters, like Uber, and also tries to push around cities—just like Uber. Sometimes it even joins forces with Uber.

In addition to its shameless Instagram spokespeople and conservative investors, Lyft, like Uber, is known for union busting. In fact, the two companies even joined together with the Seattle Chamber of Commerce to sue the city over an ordinance that, according to Dissent magazine, “allows on-demand workers to unionize.” In August of 2016, a federal judge dismissed the case.

At the end of the day, people are sticking with Uber because it works and there's no doubt it will work. Uber made ride-sharing into what it is today and will continue innovate in the space. 

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