2) Do you assert that the United States currently faces specific real resources shortfalls, even given the current large output gap? If not, can you propose a specific, realistic mechanism why the United States would currently face fiscal constraints, even given persistently low inflation?
The deficit would be fact #1 - definitely a resource shortfall there. The real problem is we tax income including worker income, and our imports greatly outweigh our exports. Imports do not add to the tax revenue, meaning that those left working the in US subsidize taxes for all imports. A shift to a GAT applied universally to all transactions, including at all borders, no exceptions, would quickly set things right with the revenue picture, and have the benefit of encouraging domestic production. 10% might be a good starting number. That means imported goods would have a 21% tax, minimum, as they are taxed at the border and again when sold to the end user.
I'd be willing to bet that the "horrible environmental load" of building those sub 40mpg motorcycles may not be that much less than the Prius, especially when you add in the 2+ of them you'll need to ferry around the average family of 4, plus the extra cargo arrangement for carting home groceries etc, as AC mentioned. Then tally the human cost of even the most minor wreck on a motorcycle, all of a sudden they don't look so appealing by any metric.
Yes, I'm aware you can get a 100 mpg moped that'll do tops 30-40 mph, and that's great. Once you get out in the real world, and have to work at a real job, that might take you 40+ miles from where you live, 2 wheels just doesn't cut it. Some people require face time, and no, you're not going to move every 6-18 months. Get over yourself. If you want to ride a motorcycle, no one's stopping you, no matter how stupid you might be. Denying facts doesn't change them.
Don't forget that insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies are at odds with each other.
Wrong - insurance companies make a percentage, so the more things cost, the more they get.
But a cheap vaccine preventing any cancer would not.
It wouldn't be cheap for the first 17-20 years....
Never dropped this on anyone before, but:
Average fuel economy of US passenger car fleet: 24.9 (a new record!)
Estimated average motorcycle fuel economy: 35 - 40 mpg. Many models get almost double that.
Show your data where "most motorcycles use more fuel than cars", or shut the fuck up.
Interestingly enough, a Prius gets 51/48 est. mpg, which is significantly better than the average for motorcycles, meaning that the Prius uses less gas than most motorcycles. (Simple statistics) For all passenger cars, the average is over 35mpg. It appears that motorcycles on average aren't much better than cars. Sadly.
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Based on what's being responded to this post, it doesn't seem an isolated case. Granted, there's no proof, but given what we've all seen, it appears to be at least somewhat true.
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