People escape shitholes for a reason
People escape shitholes for a reason
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Right, but we can't pretend there is no side effect... Mary can enjoy her new job at 7-11, but she displaced the moron that used to have the job and now he's out of work entirely. Raising minimum wage is correlated to unemployment... I'm not saying that as someone opposed to minimum wage, but we need to be realistic about its effects.
Well, Gross's political leanings wouldn't be a big deal if she wasn't bragging about how empathetic she is with the interviewee.
No, your turn Mr. No Data.
It was just a very stark example so I chose it. You could be right, but then all I can say is she has a very strong correlation between "guests she respects" and "liberal guests". I still like to listen to some of her interviews - her show is a regular podcast of mine (though I admit to skipping the artsy and celebrity ones, which are most of them these days).
No, the US does not have laws against convicted criminals from being elected to public office, and it absolutely shouldn't have those laws. The fitness of someone to serve is ultimately determined by the public.
If you block people from being elected (or people from voting) who have committed crimes, you allow unjust laws to ferment unchallenged, and you encourage politicians to pass laws that disproportionately affect their opponents.
Yes, in some cases, that means a murderer or a rapist might be elected. But that's unlikely, I don't see the public supporting the election of a convicted murderer any time soon.
As for Manning? She did what did for the reasons we know. In my view, I'm less bothered about the notion that she violated the law by leaking secret information as I am that she did so impulsively and without care about who she handed that information over to. She's probably a good person, but her lack of care, not the fact she technically violated the law, is a greater concern here.
It may not go to zero, but I suspect it'll go very low and have very niche usage. Bitcoin is not scaling. It's hampered by the very features that its designers thought made it more robust - the requirement for a consensus of miners, and the entire mining concept with its implied permanent deflation. It needs major modifications to work, and there's no short term incentive amongst those who control it to agree to those modifications.
I think BTC is best seen as an interesting prototype built by people who knew more about computing than economics. BTC has mindshare at the moment, but that's solely because it was first. If cryptocurrencies take off, it'll probably be a more smartly designed alternative, probably one whose backers and controllers benefit from its viability as a currency above everything else, and who have no incentive to fix the markets.
More likely, we'll continue to use Visa and Mastercard the way we always have done, and forget using intermediate currencies, unless we're doing something illegal.
I'm 100% certain Manning's heart is in the right place. But she's impulsive in a dangerous way, politically inexperienced, and has proven herself a bad judge of character in terms of who she allies herself with. I just don't see any good coming out of this.
Lower crime rates means less police and lawyers which means higher unemployment which means increased taxes for those who do work to support whole population getting free money.
Access to the internet is not an interstate action. You connect locally.
At any rate, the EPA has rules for emission standards and California has tougher ones
CA was given a waiver by the feds to allow them to set higher standards.
Federal agencies can not dictate what laws a state can pass that goes above the regulation baseline set forth by federal law. (see minimum wage)
Except that the state laws on the minimum wage do not conflict with the Federal one. The question would be has Congress given the FCC sole jurisdiction over internet services regulation in which case state net neutrality laws would conflict with that authority. My guess is if tehy haven't the big ISPs will push for Congress to do so.
I was just trying to cut Terri a break - but whether or not you agree that he is charming is not really important to make my point. She clearly approached the two men very differently and my assertion is it was (perhaps unconscious) bias on her part.
I'm not sure what that has to do with my point... did the word "Franken" trigger you? I certainly wasn't defending the man, but he is charming. So is Bill Clinton, and I think the man is far worse than Franken in the sexual predator department.
Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.