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Why are Menino and City Council still dragging their feet on change?

SINCE THE Globe’s Spotlight Team revealed the Boston taxi industry for the extortionate, corrupt, incompetently regulated oligopoly that it is, columnists Edward L. Glaeser, Tom Keane, and Jeff Jacoby have offered opinions about how the system should be reformed. But who among them has asked the drivers themselves what they think reform should look like?

Among the three, only Jacoby (“Ending medallion oligopoly will help clean up the mess,” Op-ed, April 7) has paid attention to the exploitation of drivers at the hands of avaricious medallion owners and under the noses of Mayor Menino and his collusive, willfully blind hackney regulators.

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