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In the Twin Cities, Minneapolis is taking the lead on that, with City Council committee consideration possible this week. It’s a constructive approach that hasn’t occurred everywhere. Even as I was Ubering around last month in the uber-college-town of Cambridge, seedbed of innovation, Cambridge was flirting with rules that would have driven unlicensed ride-sharing services out of town.
In Minneapolis, the services have been operating illegally, but it’s brought them to a point of legitimacy, which does raise an age-old question: Is it better to get permission, or to act and ask forgiveness?
It’s never an easy one to answer.
David Banks is at David.Banks@startribune.com.
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