Supermarkets crushed the little local shops because they were better and all the nostalgia in the world couldn't change that fundamental reality.
No, it was because they were cheaper, for as long as they need to be to generate a monopoly.
The F-35 is not built as an air superiority platform. It needs the F-22,”
Translation: Yeah, I know you just bought me a PS4 but I'm going to need to keep my PS3 as well. In fact you better saving for a PSP as well fro when I'm out and about.
For example, the states that thought they'd pay for their health care systems by increasing the taxes on cigarettes have learned that increased price per pack has resulted in a decrease in revenue as more people stop smoking. Increasing the gas taxes will cause less use and less tax revenue, so it will be harder to pay for the things the gas tax is intended to pay for.
Shocked you're modded insightful when you seem to have overlooked the obvious point that the idea is to reduce consumption, which will help attain reductions in costs of managing smoking/gas externalities. Also overall revenues will not necessarily go down, certainly in the case of gas tax. Typical Libertarian logic fail.
Dominos has an electric bike scooter doing delivery in the Netherlands that has a noise machine.
More for pedestrians than cars, to stop them walking in front of the bike because they don't hear it, this happens to me fairly often when I'm cycling. People won't even check the road but will assume that because they can't hear anything nothing is coming.
"No one has the full operating manual anymore, and the fragments are sometimes contradictory."
Haven't these guys ever RTFM'd before?