"no bank or bitcoin-emitter can be as public-minded as a government"?? Hahaha.. is that a joke? The government is hardly "public-minded." The government is just self-interested as any other entity plus they have a monopoly on violent force..
They will just stop working or never become CEOs.. or start their own companies instead and get paid in equity.. it would be devastatingly stupid to cap CEO pay.
I think you're confusing street lights and traffic signals. Places in the snow belt have had issues with LED traffic signals getting blocked with snow, but I can't see the same thing happening with a downward facing street light.
Lord, I should hope not. If the snow's that high I think 'blocked street lights' is the least of your trouble!
I agree. The WiiU has been a disappointment, but we're only just *now* seeing the first set of 1st party stuff show up. I rolled my eyes at "refusal to license out core properties such as Super Mario to other gaming platforms (or even iOS and Android)", since that's exactly why they'll survive just fine. Want the new Pokemon? Have to buy a Nintendo system. And they will!
And the new Mario game is set to show up soon, looks fantastic and should support online co-op finally. I haven't bought a WiiU yet, but that one might tip my hand so I can play Mario with my brother.
If you haven't, you should read Isaiah Berlin's "Two Concepts of Liberty." He lays the case out for liberty from government interference extremely well.
"Here I encounter the most popular fallacy of our times. It is not considered sufficient that the law should be just; it must be philanthropic. Nor is it sufficient that the law should guarantee to every citizen the free and inoffensive use of his faculties for physical, intellectual, and moral self-improvement. Instead, it is demanded that the law should directly extend welfare, education, and morality throughout the nation." Frederic Bastiat
Here is my recommendation. If you want a party of Justice focus on making the law just and avoid making it philanthropic. You'll never have both.
Round-up isn't pesticide its herbicide.. not be pedantic but it kind of a big difference.
"Private capital is ready and waiting," Miglarese said last week. "But the government's culture of build-and-own-your-own satellites and the inability to commit is what's holding back these job-creating funds."
Statements like this always confuse me. Who does Miglarese think is building the satellites now? Monkeys? How does stopping making & managing your own satellites and paying someone else to do it create jobs? That sounds an awful lot like it just moves the jobs from one place to another.
Which isn't to say it might not be a better deal, but it feels like he just threw that in because he knows politicians go into Pavlovian slather if you mention "job creation".
OK.. in the real world name examples where "predatory" pricing has been effective.. go ahead.. start now..
And then.. someone new enters the market.. and consumers got great deals on the cars at the expense of the "Evil Car Corporation"
That worked really well with Rare Earth Metals..
I hate it when countries make stuff for us for free or below cost. Maybe we should punish them buy sending them some free/discounted stuff. I'm sure that will teach them a lesson they won't soon forget.
I'd agree the DRM aspect was part of the conversation, and might even be why it was greenlit, but having played it a bit its pretty obvious that 'always online' was part of the core design from day one. It's not like they had a game, and later decided to make it require a connection. They may well have started with 'require a connection' as the base and then said "How can make that an advantage" though. I don't honestly see why that's a bad thing. They're pretty clear it requires the connection, so at most someone can complain that this isn't the SimCity they wanted developed (always a fair opinion).