What are they going to do, delete Eric Holder's account?
I don't think anyone was expecting the iPhone to be the staggering sensation it became.
I was wildly optimistic: I expected to see the iPhone get 25% of the smartphone market within five years.
How many times do we get to "discover" that bears actually do shit in the woods?
(This is years after we've seen clear pictures of Martian flood plains, with obvious river channels. This is years after we've detected signals for hydrogen under the Martian surface. This is years after models of solar system history basically make the conclusion inescapable that early on, Mars would have had to have liquid water. And I could go on.)
Just because occupations have popped up to replace these lost jobs in the past doesn't mean that they will in the future.
Any job that can be done by a machine should be done by a machine. The upshot of labor-saving technology is lower costs of whatever goods or services are produced.
I see no reason to eschew technology because of your fear of your impending incompetence.
and what about the welfare for the people automated out of there jobs?
In 1900, about 80% of the people in the USA worked on farms. Today, it's more like 4% or less. They found other work.
As an American with some familiarity with history, it doesn't surprise me at all. Rulers and would-be rulers have always held the people in contempt, and you can see plenty of examples of it all around you there in Europe under the Fourth Reich.
What the court did, was provide a pretext for the government to pretend that the fourth amendment doesn't say what it says. A right remains a right, even when it is violated.
Krugman actually doesn't prove himself wrong at "every opportunity",
He called for a housing bubble as a remedy for the dot com bubble. He said that the internet would have no more impact than the fax machine. I could go on, but the point is proven.
Your top "thinkers" maintain that it is foolish to pay attention to mere evidence
Evidence abounds to support free markets. If you're too stupid to see it, that's your own problem.
a former libertarian
Bullshit. You were never a libertarian.
NYC public transit is the one thing most New Yorkers have in common and it makes for better citizens here.
My first impression was that you are an idiot, but I see now that you're actually a brilliant satirist. Well done!
I'm a bit concerned by the implicit suggestion that if a lot of individual judgment went into producing the averages, then perhaps they might be copyrightable. IANAL, but it's my understanding that ideas, facts, opinions and judgments are not copyrightable. Only their expressions are, and only when there is creativity in the expression of the idea, fact, opinion or judgment. Whether there was creativity in coming up with the idea, fact, opinion or judgment should be completely irrelevant. Thus, when the judgment is that some number is 3.95%, then an expression of that judgment as "3.95%" is not copyrightable, being quite uncreative, but expressing it as "just a shade under four tenths of a tenth, where a shade is a twentieth of a tenth of a tenth" might be creative enough to be copyrightable.
It may, though, be that the judge is just doing a two-prong attack here: neither is the expression creative nor are the ideas creative either.
Apparatchik from a tax-dependent transit agency is bad-mouthing private alternatives. HIs approval is neither sought nor required.