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Comment Re:Good! (Score 0) 614

Sure, but only to an extent, since labor also compete with capital. I'm not sure what all of the complaining about salaries is about. In industries where there is a high demand for labor, the salaries seem fine to me--enough so to sway me away from my entitled millennial mentality + career choice into something actually useful and prosperous.

Comment Re: Apparently JC laws were against Business Inter (Score 3) 584

While I agree with you that businesses are there to make money, and are generally willing to forego personal prejudices in order to undercut the competition, there is a flaw in your argument. It can be financial suicide to go against what the surrounding culture wants. For example, if a region is racist, it may be a competitive advantage in the short term to go against the grain by expanding your hiring pool or clientele base by hiring and serving the minority group. However, this is likely to upset the majority, as they generally dislike the minority. A boycott or two later and you're bankrupt. Now all of that said, I tend to agree with what I think your overall point is, which is that private enterprise generally does a better job of being inclusive of different people groups than governments.

Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 1) 1839

I wonder if we're conflating two actually distinct ideas: moderating as it exists right now is supposed to reflect the quality of a post. "-1 Disagree" isn't about quality, but popularity. Perhaps in addition to moderation, a simple thumbs up/down interface could be added, with the intent of relaying popularity; perhaps this system could be used in an unlimited fashion without the need to spends mod points. Of course this may clutter things up and may encourage people to use one system over the other. To counteract that, my initial thought is that the thumbs up/down should be visual only, the sole purpose being a simple way to express one's beliefs without the unwarranted +/-.

Comment Re:How can there be? (Score 1) 622

Provisioning more bandwidth require more natural resources, more time and energy, etc. By that logic, Ferarris aren't scarce either because, if we wanted to, we could divert resources from other (more highly desired) ends and make a virtually limitless supply of Ferraris.

I don't mean to cherry pick, just point out that when people are charged for what they use, they economize their uses better and there is less waste. Some industries choose not to go this route for a variety of reasons, but that's irrelevant. My point still remains: By lumping in those 1% who use 80% of the resources with the other 99% means the 99% must subsidize the 1% and that makes very little sense if you're part of the 99%. I see no reason why the 1% has the right to feel entitlement towards such an arrangement.

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