Ghaleb Ibrahim

Ghaleb Ibrahim came to the United States from Jordan in the late 1970s, without much more to his name than big dreams of success in a new country.  He attended engineering school in Buffalo, New York, but was not able to complete the program.  He met his wife in the U.S. and raised a family, finally settling in Milwaukee as his American home.  In the late 1980s, he began driving a Milwaukee taxi.  Taxi driving gave Ghaleb a feeling of freedom and the opportunity to meet all kinds of people who live in and visit the city.  He says he considers driving a matter of public service, making sure people are able to get affordable, reliable, transportation.

  • September 26, 2011    |   Economic Liberty

    Milwaukee Taxis

    Taking on the Taxi Cartel Challenging Milwaukee’s Unconstitutional Taxicab Law

    Private companies cannot use governmental power to outlaw competition, yet this is what the city of Milwaukee did for its established taxi cartel. Until the Institute for Justice won its lawsuit against the city, Milwaukee allowed only 321 taxicabs on its streets—almost half of which are owned by a single owner.  That is about one cab…

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