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I could do it, if I had access to the Telco rights of way that were "franchised" away to the local Cable monopolies during the early part of the 80s. We are 35 years later, and haven't improved the delivery model.
Actually, it has to do with Franchise agreements between _______ cable and the local municipalities, which is NOT Capitalism, but some bad version of utility.
Bring me fiber via local Municipality, and let me choose which set of services I can get, from whatever company that wants to offer for whatever price the market will bear. Municipal owned COLO that gives market access to any company that wants it.
No, it isn't a public utility. It is a "franchise agreement" between the Local Municipality and the Corporation. The fact that this is the way things have always been done doesn't mean it has to continue this way.
I propose that instead, we bring FIBER to a COLO, from where the citizens can CHOOSE (market forces) the options and features they desire from the multitude of companies that offer these services.
BY moving the issue of "last mile"
The question is, would you pay 1/2 the price if it was
OnePlus has a lot of detractors, but the issue of price and bloat has been answered, at least in the Phone Arena.
Socialism requires forced compliance to government will under threat of guns, fines or other forms of governmental aggression to force compliance to arbitrary rules created by those government.
See ObamaCare; forcing people to buy a product they neither want or need, under threat of the IRS, Dept of Treasury and the full force of the US government, and calling it a "Tax", in an effort to create a "health care utopia".
I've trained my mom, (older, confused) to call me immediately if she is confused about something someone calling her is telling her. It works, because she understands that I will protect her.
Well, the left loves to belittle religious "extremism" while siding with religious extremists. A nice progressive democracy in the middle east is derided by many in the left, while at the same time, these same people side with people who support groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda. It is absolutely amazing the straining at gnats that goes on.
Employee's can leave and start their own firm, making life better than working for someone else.
The best negotiation an employee can make, is be more valuable to someone else, which includes themselves.
By "far right" you mean anyone that is not a communist socialist that wants to enslave the world in their own utopia?
Change "religious right" to "Leftist/Democrats" and I could make the exact same point.
Large groups of people operate on "emotion and ignorance", both left and right. It is PEOPLE who do these things. I mean, have you seen Mark Dice interviews of idiot left wing people?
They don't get to decide that they just aren't going to follow the laws.
Obeying dumb "we said so" laws is dumb.
Yes, but the taxi company does have some responsibilities such as making sure the drivers have licenses
Which means exactly what? They have fulfilled a bureaucratic check list of meaningless drivel?
Yeah, that is one of the "there ought to be a law" kind of crap laws that make noise signifying nothing.
Let me put it to you this way, would you know if you got into a taxi that the guy had three accidents last year or none? Rookie Driver or one that has been driving the town for seven years (and knows his way around)? What do you know exactly?
What you know, exactly, is that someone filled out a form somewhere, once upon a time. That is about all you really know, after that it is really a crap shoot. AT LEAST with Uber, you have all the information available, including "customer" reviews. Which is a hell of a lot more relevant.
Corporate Greed and Unions are the exact same issue. Both want more than the market can bear, and eventually it all collapses. And government comes in an props up the failing Corporation/Union, often at the same time (think GM).
Why? because we're afraid of allowing failure. YET Failure is a great teacher. Something we keep failing to learn