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Why should lower CEO pay even be a goal? Jealousy? Hatred of success? They work harder for their pay than lottery winners, sports stars, or movie stars.
Lottery winners? Yes. Sports stars? Not so sure. Movie stars? I highly doubt it.
The goal should be to increase efficiency of production of goods and services over time. "Making the pie bigger" entirely dominates "how the pie is divided" over time.
So you think endless growth is the sustainable answer?
Almost everyone in America has a higher standard of living than a medieval king, and certainly better health care. Damn, I'll take being a modern wage slave over a medieval king just for dentistry alone!
Yes. America's health care is certainly a cut above medieval. Modern? No. But better than medieval. Ok, I'm done now. Wow... it feels good to stop....
I assumed originally that you were one of the less scientifically literate types swayed by sensationalist reporting. But now you report that you are yourself a scientist....? In the light of sweeping statements like
Now the only projects that get funded are the ones supporting a particular line of reasoning. Experiments are done without controls, and ad hoc hypotheses created to explain anomalies in the data. Politicians actively suppress researchers who suggest things that contradict doctrine.
I then assumed you were a young firebrand recently disillusioned by your first encounter with worldly imperfection.
But... you are perhaps older than me? Though I doubt that, your statement still implies my second assumption is incorrect.
Can you seriously say that you have examined all branches of the sciences, and that all science is a minefield of deceit? You should set an example here: what percentage of the sciences have you studied, and how much of that turned out to be unduly influenced? What is the statistical significance of your study? Otherwise you are merely contributing to the noise that fuels the growing blaze of ignorance.
disclaimer: I, too, am a scientist. Take my words with a grain of salt.
Ever try a Domino's Thin Crust with Double Bacon? One of my friends in college got two of those once and, after the puking up the first one, left the second on his desk. The next day, he found the grease soaked through the pizza, its own box, the lid of the box under it, and the bottom of the box under it, sticking it solidly to the table.
and ate it.
At 5 years of daily driving, I'm 110% positive its overdue for a change. You're also implying you get AT LEAST 175 miles out of every single charge to get anywhere near that life time, something else I don't buy. (I'm ignoring any reality of what you have and basing these numbers on the ideal numbers on the ideal batteries, of which I would bet a couple pay checks on your car not having as those would cost several times more than your entire car)
Of course, I know something about batteries, charge cycles, and how the chemical reactions over time cause permanent changes that no amount of silly stories you make up will change.
No matter what you read, your car does not have a battery that lasts as long as you claim it does. Fucking nasa doesnt' even have batteries that perform at the level you're claiming. Sorry. You can make up some shit and point me at web pages all you want, but its still not going to make it true.
So where does my 2004 Prius with 175000 miles, still using its original battery, fit into your world?
The problem is that there is no way to seamlessly run Microsoft products. (Yes, I know, it's not even possible to do that on a Windows box, but that's beside the point.)
It took a long time before I could read
At work, I use scientific instruments that are controlled by Windows software. Some manufacturers are gradually providing other options, but for the most part, it's Windows, and it's got to be REAL Windows, not Windows inside VirtualBox. As much as I would like to make linux the operating system in the lab, it's not going to happen until linux can run Windows applications.
Users can adjust to a new desktop, and will if there is a reason, or if it's interesting. But you can't adjust to a system that won't read what you need to read or run what you need to run.