It looks like you skipped over the part, "that doesn't rely primarily on luck".
And this is why we don't have mainstream encrypted email. Major email providers (Google) have too much to lose by fighting the US government.
You know what is more effective at keeping people poor? Barriers on immigration. You can't serious about the free market if you push for the free flow of products, but not the free flow of people.
- A little less money for those who must buy cheap Chinese products.
- A little more things for those who buy more expensive products.
Taxes are a funny toy.
And a little more money in the pockets of workers who make these more expensive (domestic) products.
Fair enough. But mass killings are so rare that you can't make meaningful statistics of them.
And this doesn't embarrass them further?
Homicide rates in the United States have been dropping and are the lowest since 1906 or so.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
H. L. Mencken
Hmm, interesting story, but how likely is it that a keyboard would ever get repaired, with or without the legislation? We live in a throw-away society, and really only a tiny fraction of people know how to solder, let alone are willing to put effort into soldering something that could be replaced for $5. There are definitely pros and cons to every law. Do the pros outweigh the cons when you factor in actual human behavior?
Because they don't want to believe it. Facts are irrelevant when wills are involved.
How is global warming a political sham? Politicians can somehow just wave their arms and move their mouths and suddenly the world heats up? I don't see politicians as having that kind of superpower. Or, do you instead believe in a giant conspiracy between all climate scientists and the politicians?
I'm certainly not suggesting that we wait until we have 5 sigma confidence in the measurement before acting, but just pointing out that a commonly stated criterion for a particle physics "discovery" is 5 sigma or 99.99994 percent confidence.
I'd imagine cost is a factor
Maybe that's a sacrifice they're willing to make. Nobody said it would be easy to get off coal.