EPISODE 13: Uber Surge Pricing Anxiety — How to Not Feel Like a Chump

Have you ever opened the Uber app and gotten hit with surge pricing that pisses you off (at best), or makes you feel like a powerless chump for agreeing to the surge price (at worst)? This week, Charlie unrattles the nerves of someone who feels icky whenever they agree to Uber surge pricing? Why the ickiness? Is there a way to get over feeling anxiety? Of course, there is! Problem sent to Dan Ariely’s column in The Wall Street Journal.

“Dear Dan, I use Uber more these days, but I feel bad about using it when they slap on surge pricing rates, as they seem increasingly prone to do. Even with the surge rates, Uber is often cheaper than taxis, so why the mixed emotions? —Wendy”

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