Black market

Under a black market one understands according to Wikipedia a market that is not approved by the state. The Economic Duden describes an illegal market that can arise when existing demand for goods is not satisfied on legal markets through rationing or nationally-set maximum prices (eg. As gasoline rationing). With high prices, many buyers are willing to buy such goods and products at a higher price than the price fixed by the government due to the resulting excess demand. A black market may also arise when in normal markets, the demand for certain goods because of high prices or high tax burden is not the course is (z. B. selling contraband cigarettes tax-free).

Many customers want to find a taxi in front of the computer drive on the expected taxi fares. In our app, this function is included, so you eg estimate the taxi in Berlin or Cologne price and route and can turn-in at unwanted detours. In Berlin the taxi black market plays a role, since one in the capital concession freely (no concession Stop) can transport passengers and, accordingly, there is great competition in the street. Der Tagesspiegel subtitled: “More and more often lure taxi drivers in Berlin potential customers with fixed rate pricing and illegal discounts for journeys without taximeter acquisition. Now the service economy Verdi takes action against the new black market.”

These black rides with fares below the official rate does not allow passenger nor driver are insured in case of accident. Companies who employ illegal workers, pay no income tax and no social security and press so by erschummelten competitive advantage the wages of regularly employed driver. The Taxi Association Berlin this code writes: “The traffic expert of the Greens, Claudia Hämmerling, estimates that the taxi moonlighting in Berlin every year more than 50 million euros will cost the taxpayer, because many drivers conceal their real revenues. meter, odometer readings and accounting would be manipulated. Reportedly disappear layer of paper and tank receipts. ” There is also a Testing black market: official inspection tasks (Ortskunde) are traded, as the failure rate Ortskunde ranges at about 80%. Last but not least the quality of service suffers.