I suppose you could get together with some of your neighbors and set up some sort of collective arrangement where everybody agrees on rules for appropriate behaviour and collectively uses force to make sure that outsiders do not violate these agreements, but that that point you've basically reinvented government.
No, at that point what you have is one possible service provider in a potentially competitive market - as opposed to the monopoly system we have now.
But someone has to set policy for all of you, otherwise you just have anarchy
Anarchy would be awesome. That's the state of not having parasites (rulers). Or as I like to call it, being grown up. Setting rules simply for the sake of having rules is ridiculous.
Being welcomed to a country you are not citizen of is not a human right
Being able to buy and sell and rent property and employ people is. The government doesn't own this country and has no right to set policy for all of us.
joining with the fast-food, airport, home care, child care and higher education workers who are leading the way and showing the country how to build an economy
Because everybody knows that Uber drivers, fast-food, airport, home care, child care, and higher education workers are the best experts to look to for economic knowledge.
While I'm no fan of government regulation, I have the feeling that this is part-and-parcel of "too big to fail", and requires government intervention. Companies should not be allowed to grow beyond a certain size. If a company reaches that size, it must divest or split itself into smaller, independent entities.
Surely the main reason we have such monstrously large companies is government intervention in the first place, due to the "too big to fail" mentality.
when "Mexican" is a nationality and arguably an ethnicity, not a race
I'm kind of surprised how much traction this idea got as a refutation to Trump's racism. Trump was a jerk to Mexicans, and I call that racism, but you can call it something else if you want. I would never want to see him imposed on my Spanish-speaking friends, so there was no way in the world Trump was ever going to get a vote from me.
And there's no left-wing media fabrication about it. I'm decidedly not left-wing.
It's funny how (seemingly from a brief scan) most of the 'lefties' here are signed in, and the 'righties' are Anonymous Coward...
I'd cancel their accounts and wouldn't refund a fucking dime, because they'd have violated the terms of service, and the agreement they agreed to would allow me to cancel their account at any time for that and keep all their money. Hell, I'd have a clause in there which allowed me to sue them for 10x their fees to recover the losses from losing other paying customers when they were being assholes on my site.
Dance like there's no one watching.
Email like it'll be read on the national news.
And then of course there's the Assassination Market which, if I recall correctly, the CIA had one going at some point...
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