Woman taking a refractory eye exam on an autorefractor to get her new contact lens prescription

By: Megan Barth –

Today, we are blessed to have so many new innovations that are saving us time and driving down prices to record lows.

Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft are just a few examples of smartphone apps that have empowered consumers by breaking up what were once ultra-powerful, untouchable industries. Thanks to these developments, we now have more money in our pockets and more smiles on our faces.

It is certainly great to be living in the 21st century; that is, unless you represent the old way of doing things. And we see the Old Guard’s pouts all the time — whether it’s the taxi industry lobbying state legislatures to ban the use of Uber, or the big hotel chains pushing politicians to ban short-term housing rentals from the market.

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