Boston’s Taxi Cab Drivers

A Boston Globe reporter spent eight nights as a licensed cabbie in Boston to get a "driver's side view of Boston's taxi industry," which mostly consists of immigrants struggling to get by.

On Immigrants And Being Cheap

"Cheapness" typically conjures images of people who buy cheap goods at Wal-Mart, instead of the more expensive, higher quality goods that last longer. However, "immigrant cheapness" is more nuanced than that, existing over a continuum that goes from practical stories of sacrificing to get ahead, to just plain silly.