housing *always* goes up. There are more people tomorrow than there were yesterday, so demand is going up, but there's no new land.
An engineer is someone who a received an engineering degree from an academic institution.
Or has passed as a journeyman in an engineering guild, like e.g. clock makers. However, there are precious few engineering guilds left in the world.
(And, of course, those responsible for the engine on a train or boat, but that's a different kind of engineer.)
Why on earth should the federal taxes of someone making $80k in Tennessee subsidize the housing of someone making $80k in SF?
They shouldn't. The net flow of funding is from CA to TN, not the other way around. Nit picking the details is political, not economic.
God knows how much electric 100,000 fast-charging stations pull. I doubt it's any more environmentally friendly than even 100,000 petrol cars.
Yes, supercharging is much worse for the environment than regular charging. The grids don't deliver enough juice for them at peak, and they have to store energy locally in battery buffers. That's another quite lossy conversion. And supercharging isn't as energy efficient in itself either - the heat loss is larger than with slower charging.
In countries that produce a good part of the electricity from coal and oil, that's not a good thing.
So? Does this put the state further in debt?
In figures, quite likely.
In value, not necessarily. Inflation might make the value of the overall debt less.
Ok, we design things in California.
Often that design process is that a US company contacts a design company in Taiwan, which produces a bespoke design for which the real designer will not claim rights to. It's then "Designed in the USA", because someone in the US approved and paid for the design.
Exactly. It's a nice utopian idea, but alas, the earth is not a utopia. The money has to come from somewhere.
You print it. Those who sit on money pay for the new money through inflation. Most economies in the world now depend on inflation.
Or, here in New England, the side door. (The front door is only for brides and undertakers)
That was my concern too. Drop them around the mailbox like the fscking catalog people do? Guess where I will not be ordering from, then.
Refreshed by a brief blackout, I got to my feet and went next door. -- Martin Amis, _Money_