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Comment Remove the regulations (Score 1) 392

Don't have regulations for the production of the vehicles, and instead test the cars for emissions during their inspections. Charge them for the amount of emissions they put out, and use the money for remediation.

With a direct cost in play, consumers can make the choice. If polluting doesn't cost much, then they can get away with having a clunker, but if it is very expensive, you will see people move over to electric cars all on their own.

Comment Re:"or at one of the Lagrange points" (Score 1) 211

That's like saying its just as hard to pull something down a mountain as it is to pull it up. Material already in space is orders of magnitude cheaper than material boosted to orbit. Everyone who knows even the barest amount about space mining knows this. This is why the driving factor of that industry is expected to be water rather than the trillions of dollars of precious metals available from a single asteroid.

Comment Re:Shop elsewhere if you need this drug (Score 1) 372

To answer your first question, the market sets a price. To answer your second, the price goes up.

You are exactly correct that this market can not function properly. It is simple to see why when you realize that it is neither free market, nor socialist, nor anywhere in between. Instead, it is fascist.

Comment Re:Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

>federal, state and local regulations about the handling of hazardous materials were inadequate

If only we had some sort of regulation that would force regulations to be "adequate". Of course, since they met the legal code, there was no grounds to sue, and you can't sue the government for any reason. Government interference puts in a catch 22. Let the market, including the courts, handle it. Reckless endangerment sends people to jail, and has their belongings confiscated.

>Next you'll be claiming we should allow slavery again

Slavery was enforced by legislation, not by lack of legislation. Without the law allowing slavery, slaves could just walk away. If their "masters" beat them for such, the "slaves" could have them arrested.

Comment Re:Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

>Abused their workers.
If they assualted them or stole from them, send them to prison.

> poisoned the environment
Let those who are harmed sue them.

>killed their customers with dangerous products
Let them be sued or go to prison.

>killed their employees with dangerous work practices
Let them be sued or go to prison.

>ran every type of scam that you can imagine and every scam you can't imagine
Send them to prison for fraud.

> generally behaved with complete lack of morals or regard for other people WHICH IS WHY WE REGULATE THEM.
Imagine if we treated individual people this way. Force them to file huge sheaths of paperwork to prove they aren't committing any crimes, all in the name of crime prevention. In both cases it is madness. Just one form of the madness is practiced today. The other will come soon, if idiots like you are allowed to keep having their way.

Comment Re: How is this paid for? (Score 1) 1291

Just don't make it that high. I did the calculations some time ago and came to the conclusion that you could fund a UBI of about $600 a month from the current welfare system. This is enough to live fairly comfortably WITH ROOMMATES. I don't understand why people seem to think that everyone is entitled to their own place. Your own room is sufficient.

Note this was for Texas. States with higher costs of living can supplement a federal UBI to be more in line with local costs.

Comment Re: Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

No. The trick of the UBI is to eliminate most of the administrative costs, getting more money out the door. The more requirements the program has, and the more labor duplication, the less money there is for benefits.

Also, with no income requirements, you don't create perverse incentives, causing people not to work even if they could, even a little. It's actually the best possible form of welfare you can have in terms of getting people to get back on their feet.

Comment Manipulation (Score 0) 59

"In the event of wrongdoing, such as futures manipulation, the CFTC will be able to bring charges against bad actors"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! These idiots couldn't regulate their way out of a paper bag. And they fold up exactly like one whenever manipulators are at big banks or other financial institutions. The only people I have ever seen that actually got prosecuted were either scapegoats, independent traders, or people who have fallen out of the good graces of their companies.

There is a revolving door between the upper echelons of the CFTC and the companies they are supposed to regulate, with officials receiving MILLIONS in compensation for looking the other way during their time in office.

It's absolutely criminal.

Comment Re:Aggression My Ass (Score -1, Flamebait) 258

Neocons have mod points today, I see. Mod parent up, or drown yourself in the bloodied intestines of children burned alive from the inside by US made white phosphorus weapons. Either way, it will have no impact on the Imperial aggression or coming collapse of the United States.

Neutrinos are into physicists.