The negative side of market liberalization: In Dubrovnik and Split, there is “chaos” in the taxi market

first_imgAs in chaos theory, with the momentum of butterfly wings – the market was liberalized and opened, while on the other hand, as always, it led to some new problems and consequences. That is why, as in everything, it is important to monitor how the market is moving on the ground and in the real economy and what are the consequences, sometimes even negative and unexpected, in order to react properly and influence the improvement of the whole system. Of the Act. Last year, the transport guild sent four inquiries to the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure about how to control whether the law respects new carriers, which, as Topic pointed out, can still be called taxi drivers, but did not receive a response. Also, he added, the Ministry of the Interior did not answer the question about the number of traffic accidents in which vehicles that performed taxi transport were involved. INCREASED NEWS: What has caused problems in some destinations, such as Dubrovnik and Split, is the fact that under the new law, local governments must issue licenses to provide taxi services in their area to all licensees, and not as before, only to those in their area. This means that, for example, a taxi driver from continental Croatia can legally taxi along the coast, which is what happens, and a similar phenomenon occurs as overtourism i.e. too many taxis in one area and the local government has no control. “This kind of anarchy on the streets of Split began after the law was passed. Unfortunately, we have also witnessed a number of traffic accidents, where the culprits were unprofessional taxi service providers, and some of them had fatal consequences.”, It is stated in the announcement. Certainly the solution is not to go back and abolish market liberalization, because the market is the best regulator. Of course in this story it is necessary to ensure fair market competition and how to find a solution to stop the negative consequences of the same, especially in the context of illegal taxi drivers, ie those who break the law, but it is certainly great how the taxi market was finally liberalized (the market is the best regulator) and how the law of market competition rules. Who is faster, better, better, more creative, more innovative… he will survive. Precisely to that fact last year the mayors of the cities of Dubrovnik and Split reacted and warned, who pointed out that the liberalization of the taxi market was expected to reduce congestion and provide a more affordable service of using taxi transport for all citizens and visitors. However, as the mayors pointed out, neither effect occurred in Dubrovnik or Split – two cities under UNESCO protection, but under enormous pressure from taxi vehicles. The economy, like tourism, is a living organism, and it is not enough just to make a decision and the matter is resolved. On the other hand, we live in the 21st century where changes are extremely rapid, which directly affect the economy and the way and culture of living. The changes will be faster and faster. Either we adapt or we disappear – that is the rule of today’s modern market competition. THE EFFECT OF CHAOS THEORY: IF YOUR DESTINATION IS NOT IN THAT REGION, YOU MUST NOT GET OFF THE HIGHWAY Carriers also point out that, presumably, with a small number of fines already written, even fewer will be collected, which directly harms the state budget, and the taxi market is flooded with companies that do not report drivers properly, nor are they professionals, but by driving after full-time in their profession they try to earn extra. According to the New Road Traffic Act that has been in force since 2018, it has finally happened liberalization of taxi markets which has led to fair market competition, increased competition, lower prices and higher quality and service differentiation. THE TAXI MARKET IS FINALLY LIBERALIZED “Since the adoption of the disputed Road Transport Act, the Road Inspectorate has either done nothing, or the institutions believe that this information should be kept secret from the citizens who finance it.” Milivoj Topic points out. However, on the other hand, it has led to major problems or the invasion of taxi drivers to the “most tourist” destinations, such as the city of Dubrovnik and Split, which from year to year achieve tourist records, and thus the influx of taxi drivers from all over Croatia. which additionally overload the poor city infrastructure which, under the pressure of tourism, otherwise bursts at the seams. Last year, there were more than three thousand taxis in Dubrovnik, and before liberalization there were about 220, while in Split there were also about three thousand taxis, and according to the city administration, the optimal number is about 650. A representative of that guild Milivoj Topic he wondered who was interested in hiding statistics on these problems and whether Split would have a collapse of 5.000 taxis next season, most of which would damage the reputation of the profession and the city as a tourist center. DUBROVNIK AND SPLIT AGAINST LIBERALIZATION OF TAXI MARKET, WANT TO INTRODUCE ORDER They reacted to the same problem yesterday from Transport Guild at the Association of Craftsmen of Split, who assessed that there is anarchy and disorder on the streets of that city due to unprofessional taxi service providers, and they see the reason for that in the new Law on Road Transport. “Vehicles are rented or borrowed while the disputed companies attract people to work without borders, and when they can no longer maintain their ‘business model’, they go bankrupt and leave behind even millions of debts. ”, conclude in a statement of the Transport Guild at the Association of Craftsmen of Split. last_img read more

De Guzman has Monk smiling

first_img The Swans had endured nine matches without victory and found themselves being sucked into the Barclays Premier League relegation battle, but a dominant performance at the Liberty Stadium exorcised some of the demons that had been haunting the Welsh outfit. Dutchman De Guzman, on-loan from Villarreal and yet to sign a permanent deal, scored a brace and was involved in much of his side’s good work – impressing interim manager Monk. Swansea boss Garry Monk hailed the skill and desire shown by the likes of Jonathan de Guzman and Wilfried Bony after they helped fire his side to a much-needed 3-0 win over Norwich. Monk said of his personal man of the match: “He epitomised everything that was good about us today – his movement, his desire to get the ball back when we lost it. “It would be an important signing for the club, but you obviously have to speak to the player and see how he feels as well.” De Guzman’s double was scored in the space of just eight first-half minutes. After half an hour, he struck sweetly from 18 yards after the Norwich defence failed to clear a Jonjo Shelvey cross. He had brutish but skilful striker Bony to thank for teeing up his second with a sublime drag-over and backheel that pierced the defence, allowing De Guzman to calmly side-foot his finish past the despairing John Ruddy. Lively winger Wayne Routledge capped off an impressive second-half performance by putting the result beyond doubt when he latched onto a deft Shelvey through-ball and converted. Of the skills top-scorer Bony showed, Monk said: “For me, it was great for the crowd to see. That’s why I brought him off a couple of minutes before (the end), because I thought he needed to feel that appreciation from the crowd for his performance. “I thought he was magnificent, but I know what he’s like. He’ll be disappointed he came off with a minute or two minutes to go, because he wants to get that goal himself – that’s the way he is. “But it was good for our crowd to see that other side of him, that creativity side of him. Everything he did today came off. “It was a good three points. A very important three points. In quite a few games we’ve played a lot better and got nothing, so it was pleasing. “Don’t get me wrong, in some spells today we were very, very good, some of the creativity we had, the way we passed the ball and the movement, especially for the goals. “But there were other periods where we weren’t so good, which we have to improve on, and that’s what I told the players. But in the realms of it all – three goals, three points and a clean sheet – I can’t really be complaining.” The emphatic win puts Swansea up to 13th in the table, seven points ahead of their arch rivals Cardiff, who are in the relegation zone. Norwich, meanwhile, lie 15th and six points from trouble. Canaries boss Chris Hughton said he came to the Liberty Stadium with a positive formation and mindset, but that his side did not deserve to get anything out of the game. Away from home, they have picked up only two points from the last 24, and are struggling to break that poor run. “We find it very difficult away from home just to get that right formula,” Hughton said. “In a game when you’re up against a team that’s as good a passing team as Swansea are, you can’t give them the amount of ball we gave them. “I thought we conceded three soft goals. They showed great quality with what they have and real pace to get those goals, but it’s that balancing act at the moment. “If we’re not good enough on the ball we’ve got to make sure we’re not conceding goals and at the moment, away from home, we’re not doing either.” Press Associationlast_img read more

A Jeanie Buss power play points Lakers in new direction

first_imgThe same could be said of his new boss.This was Jeanie Buss’ move to rescue the organization she was entrusted to oversee. More than a bloodless coup by Johnson, it was a stone-cold power play by Jeanie Buss. Anyone who questioned whether she was tough enough to fire her brother has been silenced. She is front and center atop the Lakers organizational structure; no more twin spires of power.She made a mistake letting her brother and Kupchak flap in the wind while Johnson spent a couple weeks blustering to anyone who listened that he was coming for their jobs. She remedied that, however, by making quick work of the two executives.From a legacy standpoint, this is a make-or-break moment for Jeanie Buss, who, with some success, could become the first female NBA executive enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.There is no such Hail Mary for the second son of the late Dr. Jerry Buss. He hung himself with his own three-year timeline.The narcissism Jim Buss displayed that long-ago night in Las Vegas was a microcosm of his fatal flaw. This was a man who saw no irony in using the main theme from “Man of La Mancha,” as the tone that greeted anyone who dialed his flip phone.“I love all plays, basically,” Buss once said. His previous ringback tone was from “Phantom of the Opera.”“Man of La Mancha,” he said, “is one of my favorites.”The reclusive Buss should have learned from the musical adaptation of “Don Quixote” the dangers of tilting at windmills.He criticized disinterested free agents like Aldridge when he should have changed strategies. He feared the specter of Phil Jackson, whose rumored return was dashed when the former coach and Jeanie Buss called off their engagement in December.As the bridge to the next Lakers empire became more complicated, Buss’ circle grew smaller and smaller. He was rarely seen without Lakers scout Chaz Osborne; his very own Sancho Panza.He and Kupchak insulated themselves from dissent at a time when they should have listened to a symphony of voices. Instead, they doubled down on a curious plan, investing heavily in mediocre veterans Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov last summer, leaving the Lakers with room to recruit only one maximum-contract player next summer.Buss felt the pressure from the outside to perhaps an unhealthy degree.It became apparent to some within the walls of the team’s El Segundo headquarters that the two executives were operating out of fear they would lose their jobs rather than in the best long-term interests of the franchise.Now Kupchak is unemployed and Buss is just a part owner. Jeanie Buss fired him from his post, not his equity.She knew this day was coming. Jeanie Buss had leaned on confidants, seeking guidance on how to reinvigorate the wayward franchise. And when she got to Johnson, he told her what she wanted to hear.“One thing that happened here is that the Lakers have been losing,” Johnson said Tuesday, “and we made critical mistakes. It’s not like anybody wasn’t given a fair shot at this.”That did not make the decision to fire her brother, whom their father desperately wanted to succeed, any easier. It was so difficult, in fact, she acknowledged Tuesday that she “probably waited too long” to make a change.“For that,” she told Spectrum SportsNet, the team’s television partner, “I apologize to Laker fans.”The onus fell on Jeanie. Her brother was never going to give up his seat any other way, not while he still had credits left to play. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt was almost unbelievable, this horse trainer miscast as a hoops executive uttering a line typically reserved for central casting villains. On Tuesday, there was none of the laughter Buss promised, just the ear-to-ear grin of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as he vowed to deliver on the same promises that Buss could not.Sweeping changes were made to an organization with 16 NBA championships, as Jeanie Buss not only removed her brother from power but fired General Mitch Kupchak, who oversaw five championship rosters. Even longtime public relations executive John Black, closely linked with Kupchak, could not escape the massacre.The next man up is Johnson, who is rich in charisma but short on experience. He was not sheepish in his first day on the job, shipping Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer and a coveted first-round pick.Rob Pelinka, Kobe Bryant’s agent, is reportedly in line to join Johnson as general manager, following a path forged by Golden State’s agent-turned-executive GM Bob Myers.“I’m putting it all on the line,” Johnson said when asked what the job could mean for his reputation as an L.A. icon. “I knew that when I signed up for it.” The Bellagio was quiet save for the industrial vacuum cleaner an employee pushed over the carpet. Across the casino, Jim Buss cut a solitary figure in front of an otherwise unattended bank of KISS-themed slot machines. The Lakers top basketball executive sat left alone with his thoughts, credits in the machine and his customary pack of Newports.It was 4:30 a.m. during the Las Vegas Summer League of 2015, and the sting of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge’s rejection of the Lakers was fresh. Black cap resting on his head, Buss, who lives in Dana Point, grew more agitated and defensive as he repeatedly mashed a lighted button, waiting on the long odds that Gene Simmons’ painted face would line up three times in a winning combination.Fired Tuesday amid the Lakers’ fourth straight losing season, Jim Buss lamented that night in Vegas that he had told Aldridge joining the Lakers would make him the biggest star in the world. The forward had made the wrong decision. And yet Buss was the bad guy? He was incredulous.An exasperated Buss, confident even as the franchise crumbled around him, exclaimed, “I will have the last laugh.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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