I am with Danny Mac one hundred percent. And, actually, his rant is related in a certain way. The eBay people are doing their corporate greed thing - which of course had to happen sooner or later - and the "little people" are being squeezed once again. There is a thread that runs through Bukowski's work (poetry and prose alike) which rants against exactly this sort of thing. No, he doesn't come up with any solutions - that's part of the beauty in his work - but from the beginning to the end, his was a voice in the wilderness, complaining about being squeezed - and noticing that lots of people around him were being squeezed as well - by a certain type of greed-head. And speaking of taxi drivers...I direct your attention to Page 168 of Factotum:
"'...now, when is the only time a man can lose control of his cab and won't be able to help it'? 'When I get a hard-on?" said some cracker.' Mendoza, if you can't drive with a hard-on we can't use you. Some of our best men drive with hard-ons all day long and all night too."
Nothing wrong with a bit of taxi driver rant, as far as I can tell...
I think I need a beer.