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Comment Re: Uh uh (Score 1) 372

There is a design system that applies to anything from agriculture to energy to economics, and that is fundamentally centered on ethics, in which the objective is obtaining a surplus and these are the "profits" after the sustainable needs of the system (think planet and people) are first satisfied.
It's called Permaculture

The concept of a guaranteed minimum income could work within a system designed under these principles.

Comment Re:uh? (Score 1) 160

You realize that comes off no different than saying the number one reason you can't be hired is because you have no skills. I presume you are on this forum because you work in a tech field, and that you set about developing skills in the field because it is a profession you desired. Why should the skill of self-promotion be any different? You'll need it to excel in life, whether you are a freelancer or not.
Unless your daddy hired you, you managed to sell yourself enough to get a full-time gig, so I also think you are selling yourself short on this aspect and just need some self-confidence.

Comment Re:Say what? (Score 1) 392

Hence heavy fines to the corporation + criminal prosecution to the executives responsible. When it comes to corporations, you need a deterrent that works for both the corporation (and shareholders), as well as the individuals involved.

As it stands, VW has already done significant damage to their brand. I've yet to hear anything about personal (executive) accountability for these illegal actions, which is a serious concern.

Comment Criminal Prosecution (Score 1) 392

Add criminal prosecution with appropriate fines and jail time to the most senior manager(s) and executives who approved the implementation of the software. I'm sick and tired of immoral individuals hiding behind the corporate shield of invulnerability. Somebody approved this and made an illegal and immoral decision. They need to be held accountable.

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 904

I understand you points. I wasn't assuming or prescribing anything, My comment was a reflection on just how deep the culture of car ownership has influenced our lives in ways few even question. Entire industries, from dealerships and insurance to filling-station convenience stores, are vested in personal car ownership.

Comment Re: Oh for fucks sake (Score 1) 615

+1
The gut reaction to the term "socialism" and its association to the iron curtain communist meanies, without an understanding of what a social democracy truly represents, is exactly why the 1% neo-cons are now dictating the political and economic policies of North America - to the detriment of the majority of its citizens.

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