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"From the Ted Talk by Travis Kalanick: Uber's plan to get more people into fewer cars"

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There's just one hitch ... it's called regulation. So 54 cents a mile, what is that? Well, that is what the US greonemvnt has determined that the cost of onwnig a car is per mile. You can pick up anybody in the United States and take them wherever they want to go at a moment's notice, for 54 cents a mile or less. But if you charge 60 ctens a mile, you're a criminal. But what if for 60 cents a mile we could get half a million more people carpooling in Los Angeles? And what if at 60 cents a mile we could get 50 million people cirnooplag in the United States? If we could, it's obviously something we should do.

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There's just one hitch ... it's called regulation. So 54 cents a mile, what is that? Well, that is what the US __________ has determined that the cost of ______ a car is per mile. You can pick up anybody in the United States and take them wherever they want to go at a moment's notice, for 54 cents a mile or less. But if you charge 60 _____ a mile, you're a criminal. But what if for 60 cents a mile we could get half a million more people carpooling in Los Angeles? And what if at 60 cents a mile we could get 50 million people __________ in the United States? If we could, it's obviously something we should do.

Solution

  1. cents
  2. carpooling
  3. owning
  4. government

Original Text

There's just one hitch ... it's called regulation. So 54 cents a mile, what is that? Well, that is what the US government has determined that the cost of owning a car is per mile. You can pick up anybody in the United States and take them wherever they want to go at a moment's notice, for 54 cents a mile or less. But if you charge 60 cents a mile, you're a criminal. But what if for 60 cents a mile we could get half a million more people carpooling in Los Angeles? And what if at 60 cents a mile we could get 50 million people carpooling in the United States? If we could, it's obviously something we should do.

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