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I don't show my receipt at the door unless it's at a membership store where I could lose my account if I fail to do so (like Costco). I'm there to exchange cash for goods.
And the guy at the door is there to make sure you did exchange the cash. Ever check your bag as you walk out to make sure you have all your goods? It's a private business, so what if they want to make sure people aren't taking their merch out the door without paying? You may not have a signed a contract, but it's implied when you walk into a store that they have the right to protect their stuff (security cameras or whatever else). You're just being a dick and making the security guard's job more difficult.
They don't pump out a lot of games.
These days they don't pump out much of anything other than half-baked promises. Look at all the physical vaporwear they've been pedaling. That's become the problem with Valve. They don't want to make HL3, which is fine I guess, but they don't seem to do shit else either. Maybe instead of just letting his employees work on whatever they want, Gabe should start mandating that they also produce *something* marketable.
Stop funding college education for everyone. No government support for student loans; no free college from taxpayer money.
This is a horrible idea.
When the businesses sweat, tell them
Except they won't. We're in a more globalized economy than ever before. The tech industry here doesn't have to exist here specifically, and it's continually outsourcing whenever possible. The saving grace is that those educated here are usually more qualified and higher quality, even compared to most H1Bs.
Making it more difficult to get the education needed to be competitive is the last thing we should be doing. Maybe instead of eliminating college subsidies we just eliminate the art history subsidies.
putting high risks on the individual, demanding they speculate on the greater market, take on the risk of unemployment themselves, go years without building their career to get an education, and then hope that everyone else didn't see the same opportunity and speculate the same way and flood the market.
More people qualified to create valuable, exportable products is never a bad thing (assuming it isn't an immediate influx). An industry can shrink or grow based on available talent.
it benefits the poor least by burdening them with the consequences of dicking around in college hoping for a future career when they could be trying to get into their career now, immediately, for pay
You mean a career at mcdonalds? This may be true if you're really "dicking around", but if you're studying hard for a quality education then yes it does benefit the poor. Education is the best way to lift anyone out of poverty.
Businesses ultimately pay for the education of their graduates through salary. It's true that it would be nice to get businesses to invest more in education directly, but eliminating government subsidies is not the way.