My Austin cab ride experience was nothing like Rick Hertzberg's and exactly like Ezra Klein's (presumably because we were in the same cab) and I, too, would like to know why Austin taxi meters charge you per 1/11th of a mile when expressing the price in terms of 1/10th of a mile suggests itself as an obvious alternative.

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