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starrychloe  ·  2055 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Pitchforks Are Coming... For Us Plutocrats

No, never take anything from people by force. Didn't your mother tell you that? Charities can give money where they choose.

starrychloe  ·  2055 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater

Competition makes everything better. Choices improve quality.

starrychloe  ·  2400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on contraception mandate
starrychloe  ·  2400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Before Shooting in Iraq, a Warning on Blackwater

That's why competition is important in the market for security. Without competition, a single supplier becomes a monopsony, which is as bad as a monopoly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopsony

starrychloe  ·  2400 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Pitchforks Are Coming... For Us Plutocrats

No legislation required. People already give $316 B to charity each year.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=42

> Total giving to charitable organizations was $316.23 billion in 2012 (about 2% of GDP). This is an increase of 3.5% from 2011.

Divided by 45 million people is $7k per year. Good enough.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%24316.23billion%2F45+million

starrychloe  ·  2403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hahaha! You can tell it was funny because I spelled it out.

Yawn.

What about iPhone?

starrychloe  ·  2403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Poor Young Black Men Run From The Cops

They're doing it wrong. If they are wrongfully arrested, they can sue. Lawyers work on contingency basis. A night in jail is worth about $10k.

starrychloe  ·  2403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Pitchforks Are Coming... For Us Plutocrats

If he really feels this way, why doesn't he just give poor people his money? Billionaires are always giving away their fortunes.

Ford didn't increase pay so their workers could afford cars. He increased it to avoid turnover.

> Ford figured that if he raised their wages, to a then-exorbitant $5 a day, they’d be able to afford his Model Ts.

People already give $316 B to charity each year.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=42

> Total giving to charitable organizations was $316.23 billion in 2012 (about 2% of GDP). This is an increase of 3.5% from 2011.

Ideologies are genetic: http://reason.com/archives/2012/04/10/born-this-way/print

Hotelling's Law (median voter theorem) explains why all politicians sound the same:

Nolan charts help explain more than one dimension: http://www.politicalcompass.org/charts/us2012.php

starrychloe  ·  2403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Physics Quiz: the monkey's wheel

It goes right.

starrychloe  ·  2470 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Skip the calorie counting: To lose weight, seek foods that satisfy

It's true. I eat whatever and I'm skinny.

That's why I'm still an egg.

starrychloe  ·  2472 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs.

Funny you should mention that, as tyger.ac does just that.

starrychloe  ·  2472 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why America’s favorite anarchist thinks most American workers are slaves

More like David Freidman.