Had one of my university clients ask me if I ever considered being an Uber driver, because she sometimes brings in guest speakers & it's more convenient for her to use a university credit card to pay for their travel. She said she would like me to be the driver for the people she brings in.
I told her I would rather 'not' want to do that, because the drivers are not paid cash money, which means I would have to accept credit card payments. And the banks would be taking their cut. I said the main reason is that I thought that a debt-based economic system is not the most healthy thing for this country. I attempted to give her the example of the 2008 housing bubble collapse as a good example.
She said that this wasn't true because the debt from a university credit card is always paid off immediately. She claimed to know better than me because she's an economist.
She then tried counter this by asking me if I had bought my own home through obtaining a mortgage? I told her no. And mentioned that all those mortgages are sold on the stock market, and that securitizing mortgages was fraud committed unlawfully by the banks. This she seemed to agree but somehow was accepted by her as this is how things go.
I did not want to go any further with her on the subject because I had gotten into a heated exchange with her before when it came to discussing the Uber, Lyfte & other Ride Share corporations. As I said that these companies & their drivers are operating unlawfully. As in my State, drivers that receive compensation for transporting people need to be either a licensed taxicab driver, or a driver for a State licensed limousine service. In both cases, drivers would have to go through background checks that are run through the State Police Department. None of these 'Ride Share' Corporations fit into either of these categories. I know the State of Nevada has banned these corporations from operating within their State, because the taxi & limousine services are a big business in Las Vegas - probably Mafia-owned to boot.
I thought that she would find out soon enough when the upcoming "credit freeze" & "death of the dollar" hammers the U.S. & the rest of the global population as predicted by Clif High to be on us by June of 2016.