It's an even bigger travesty that a party with a mere 4.7% of the votes got a massive 56 seats.
Is it though? They won essentially all of Scotland. Having 8.6% of the MPs seems fairly reasonable.
This would be better than wrong regulation. No regulation means that each car company is exposed to civil liabilities and brand damage, which is all the incentive they need to keep things pretty safe.
You could make exactly the same argument with respect to human drivers and driver's licenses - that you don't need licenses because each person is exposed to civil liabilities and has a personal reputation. Yet we still require humans to be licensed to drive, and that's when we know the failure modes very well. We have no idea what the failure modes might be for some new algorithm. We can't just release them into the wild all willy-nilly and hope for the best.
Yes, regulation slows progress to a degree. That's fine - it is both a feature and a bug. Self driving cars don't need to be here tomorrow. Why not take our time and do it right, rather than rush it and run the risk of deploying the technology before it's ready?
I wonder where the rest of the difference goes? Less efficient clothes and dish washing machines maybe?
didn't address the biggest reason people actually own cars, the personal freedom and enjoyment of operating them.
This isn't the biggest reason people actually own cars. People own cars because they need to get to work.
get back to being a government, not a sociology project.
What does this even mean? Isn't any government a sociology project?
we all see government waste every single day, why would anyone want to give them more money?
Waste is everywhere. In fact, Americans in general are the moste wasteful people in the world. Just look at their energy consumption and refuse production per capita. Just because government is wasteful doesn't mean that we should just abandon it completely. Many of our government services (protection, education, utilities, law enforcement...) we don't have a more efficient alternative for. Yes, you can privatize them, but only at the expense of losing control over them.
Also, private doesn't necessarily mean more efficient. Just look at the US's health care system. It is far less cost-efficient than the public systems of Europe.
Are Americans evolving to be more "Latin" since Latin birthrates in the US is higher than other ethnicities?
If you want to think of "American" as a sub-species, then yes, Americans are definitely becoming more Latin.
He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly