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Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 890

The weird thing about that is the entire tech industry came from government investment. The nerds hate the thing that gave them the things they like. The government creates all sorts of cool new technologies, a CEO like Steve Jobs takes them for free, puts them in a shiny box, sells them to Slashdotters, then Slashdotters post about how evil the government is and how CEOs should run the world.

Comment Re:Capitalism of exploration (Score 1) 403

I think it still wouldn't hurt to try to reduce the number of hours worked but to be working the most hours per week and still have the most productivity per hour is actually kindof impressive.

Not really, the US economy has inherent efficiencies which make it easier to achieve greater GDP without individual workers actually being any better.

Comment Re:How do you like your freedom now, New York? (Score 1) 153

The government big enough to give you everything you want, is also big enough to take away everything you have.

That's one of the dumbest libertarian memes. A government which doesn't give you anything can also take away everything you have. You have to hand it to the Reaganites though, they're three decades of propaganda has been so effective it's got ordinary people spouting support for the mega-rich who wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire.

Comment Re:Freedom Not Allowed ! (Score 1) 153

The idea that people should be free to conduct business seems to be foreign to NYC.

Yeah what would NYC know about business anyway? It's not like it's the centre of global finance or anything. Maybe these 'tech' companies should set up their rogue business empires in libertarian cities that don't have any rules or regulations.

People almost never think of the consequences of writing rules or laws.

What consequences are there of a city kicking out some parasitic organisation like Airbnb? Other than said company having to go back to Silicon Valley with its tail between its legs, thinking up the next 'get rich quick' scheme.

Comment Re:Is This a Joke? (Score 1) 270

Amazing - so this is the attitude of the average citizen in God's own nation, where a higher percentage of people claim to believe in God and Christ and all that? "I want my quality of life and to hell with those worse off"?

Seattle and San Francisco aren't in the Bible Belt, they're in liberal atheist territory.

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