Because these professional victim-hood stories are starting to make me want to unsubscribe this piece of shit website right about now.
Professional victim that scammed people of $150k is back for more money.
Apparently people are dumb and she likes to fleece them.
You wrote a paragraph full of opinions...
I didn't say the free market prevents monopolies. I said it prevents monopolies from acting against the interest of everyone else with impunity. Who are you to say that for a certain market you know how many companies should exist in order to best use the available means to reach the desired ends?
It is possible that in certain economic situations, the optimal number of companies serving the market is two, three, five or even one.
I won't speak to your other points because I don't have a good answer, however on the point about monopolies...
The free market ensures that monopolies can't be successful with anti-competitive practices for very long. Always.
If you study historical monopolies as some economists of the austrian school have, you will see that unless a monopoly has the backing of the government, they don't last long and they pay dearly for trying to be anti-competitive.
One example is M$ vs Netscape. M$ was the 800lb gorilla, netscape was a mouthy monkey and they were fighting for a banana. Microsoft spent many millions or billions of dollars fighting that battle. They killed Netscape, the company. But what they found was that in it's place, other challengers show up in ways you don't expect. Ultimately they've lost the fight many times over and it's a losing battle for them. The browsers go to those who serve them best, free software.
Your logic sounds flawed.
All science are models, all maths are models, therefore all maths are science?
I'm sorry but the evidence just does not bear out your views at all. There is no compelling evidence that warm temperatures are bad for battery chemistry, in fact under laboratory tests the batteries last longer with fast charging and warm temperatures.
Go look at evtv.me. Those guys actually do the experiments.
The myth that nissan leafs have problems with warm temperatures is still not backed up by anything except for whining.
It's not about taxes, it's about spending.
Because when they spend, they'll come up with the money one way or another, indebt future generations, print money, sell government power.
But then again, take away the power to spend and you have a solution.
Or even better, just take away their power.
GPL. Nuff Said.
The last time this came up in a big way, no one here could point to anything suggesting that flight is a necessary part of modern life, to the point that it is a constitutional right.
In fact, most people pointed to cases where travel was NOT a constitutional right.
So what will change is everyone here will now have a case to point to suggesting that the no-fly list is actually unconstitutional. Actually unconstitutional as opposed to obviously unconstitutional.
So the difference on slashdot is that people will have a case to point to, but still won't.
What the fuck?
Have you ever read the constitution?
First of all you have it all backwards my retarded son.
The constitution allows the federal government to be granted certain rights by the people to do some very specific things. The federal government is PROHIBITED from doing anything not specifically listed.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Please for the love of the spaghetti monster, where in the constitution is the federal government given the power to restrict people's travel liberties without due process? Oh that's right, it ain't there so they don't have it.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Oh and the constitution does not have to list every right that belongs to the people. They belong to the people, listed on a piece of paper or not and are not granted by the government. The government is granted it's rights by the people, not the other way around.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
So to the parent post and those who modded it up: SuuuUUUuuuck IiiiiiiiT.
Piketty's work has already been found to be lacking in basic economics 101 level stuff.
Who cares about his spreadsheets.
People think this is funny because it's disgusting, no it's funny because it's like mitt romney saying he'll bet $10k in cash on a whim.
And that's being generous as hell, because I remember a 1995 big mac and it puts today's cheap piece of crap to shame.