Charging someone with being a criminal makes almost as much sense as charging someone with being a terrorist.
You can't sell creativity and a good sense of humor.
In the war between the reality of the universe and your feelings, the universe will win. Keep ignoring reason because it is emotionally unpleasant and you'll just be joining the losing side.
Karl Marx saw this coming over 150 years ago
The final end result of mass mechanized production is that the available workers will far outnumber the available jobs, and this is the problem that communism was intended to solve.
Unfortunately, communism has earned a fatally bad reputation after being misused by so many dictators during the 20th century.
So instead of 1 person working 40 hrs a week, you have 5 people working 8 hrs a week either and everything costs 1/5 as much because it is made by robots.
The real danger is the government creating a privileged class of those who are allowed to use robots for production. It will start as a "protect the worker" campaign but it will end up like all the other privilege legislation. Another serious danger is increase in taxes and inflation (the money supply) occurring simultaneously with the automation progress and cancelling all the progress.
When people don't have enough water, giving them water is only a temporary solution. If they won't create the policies necessary to have a sustainable clean water supply, then it is pointless to give them anything.
I think it depends on why you are persisting. I think the best results in science, music, etc come from those who persist because they love what they are doing, as oppose to those who persist because of a perception of talent or prestige or obligation.
Dr. Simons is quick to say this his persistence, more than his intelligence, is key to his success
So very true. So often those with natural talent give up when they first encounter difficulty, where the slow learners just keep going.
Or we can accept that not everyone values health and freedom the same amount. Some people valued freedom enough to die for it.
If federal law enforcement upset the judiciary, who would they go to for warrants? It not like federal law enforcement can just write their own warrants, that would be preposterous.
(PS also posting to undo accidental down-mod, apologies)
Let's see if you are allowed to own and use a stingray (which is basically a cell phone tower mimic). I wonder how innocuous the police will think they are then.
I know this is a favorite conspiracy among internet commenters for whatever reason, but the petrodollar conspiracy is a myth.
Wait. What? He called it a monopoly, not a conspiracy...
The United States is also the worlds largest manufacturer, surpassing the next five manufacturers combined in total output.
Wait. What? The US is a net importer, no one voluntarily builds manufacturing in the US...
It is also the world's historically most stable currency, making it very attractive for sovereign reserve funds.
Wait. What? We inflate money supply like sex toys, devaluing the dollar constantly. Almost any commodity is more stable than the dollar, unless you measure it against the dollar...
Source: I'm taking honors economics in high school right now.
OH!! hahahaha you had me going. Ok you got me.
The word you are looking for is "Federalist", not "Libertarian".
It seems no one has explained to the slashdot viewers the nature of the US federalist government. You see, certain responsibilities are left to the federal government, such as military defense, coining money, and international trade agreements. Other responsibilities are left to state governments, such as firefighters, most law enforcement, and ROADS.
No the feds should not put any tax towards road infrastructure because they are not responsible for roads. They don't have the constitutional authority, and they can do a crappy job with no repercussions at all.
The real distinction of legal tender, I.M.O., is when you don't have to pay taxes on transactions or capital gains. That's why one could argue that capital gains tax on gold is unconstitutional, because it undermines it's distinction as legal tender. "No State shall
Sometimes I wonder if the editors are just trolling us.