SJW, n: "Someone I don't like, and by the way I'm a fuckwit" - AC
Why can't we have intelligent discourse on this site, instead of this polarizing nonsense?
Russian security official Alexander Bortnikov says "in all likelihood it was a terror attack" that caused EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo to crash into the Mediterranean early Thursday with 66 people on board.
Yes good points regarding difficulty of all roads.
I don't want to sit in a car, bored to tears, when I could be spending my time driving; driving's fun, and it's certainly more fun than sitting and waiting.
The efficiencies they're talking about are more along the lines of a trip taking a reasonable amount of time. Where my trip to work should be 25 minutes (no traffic), today it was 40 minutes. One woman in front of me was driving stupidly as she put on her makeup. If she were in a self-driving car instead, then she wouldn't have contributed to the traffic problem. Removing these inconsistent drivers would lead to less time on the road. So therefore, your choice would be between driving and sitting on the brakes for 40+ minutes, or waiting (but not driving) for 25 minutes.
Furthermore, I forgot to add that pointing to the places in the world that are worse is valid, when the reason they are worse are the consequences of what Bernie is trying to say.
Is capitalism great? No.
Why don't we do Socialism? Because people suck, in general.
What is the best system, taking into account that people suck? Capitalism.
Should those people you mentioned have been prosecuted? Yes. Hopefully that changes. But to strive for this "perfect" world you speak of with imperfect human actors in charge is a recipe for disaster.
Right now it is just Wall Street that wasn't prosecuted, but in the new Democratic Socialist America you can start to see all kinds of people who are immune from prosecution for their malicious or bad decisions.
But what about all the millennials like myself and my friends who went to engineering school and things are pretty good?
You have choices, and to my peers who went into "communications" and came out with any debt at all are suffering as they wait tables. Just because you made an easy but uninformed choice doesn't mean the entire world needs to reset.
Going to post-secondary school is not the answer. Going into a field that (gasp) has DEMAND for jobs is a good answer. The millennials who went to trade or engineering schools are singing a different tune than their Bernie-supporting peers.
OK great, you don't need a car. But it seems more that you can't afford one as opposed to not wanting one? Having a car is, at the basic level, the freedom to go to your garage, get in a car, and go where you want.
For the places in Eastern Europe that I've frequently visited over the last 3 years:
Yes I'm sorry I should have said "Post-Soviet". As in other comments I think my description of "Eastern Europe" doesn't match that as people who believe they live in "Eastern Europe."
As far as experience I travel ~7 times a year to a "Post-Soviet" country that would like to consider themselves in "Europe", but are geographically more in "Eurasia." As far as this country is concerned on the potentially most eastern edge of "Europe," I don't see any of what you are saying.
Perhaps you live in a Polish city or Prague (or similar), which I personally don't consider "Eastern Europe"? If you are from one of those places and you consider yourself in "Eastern Europe", perhaps you should change your branding to something else, like "Central Europe"!!
People only see and evaluate their experiences; what they have lived. If you put these same college students into another system for a couple months they might change their tune.
All it takes is a trip to Eastern Europe for any American to realize their world is pretty darn good. But given modern politics we might have to bring the Post-Soviet style problems to America firsthand before they can realize the situation.