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The Dark Urges Of Chris Kyle's Haters

TommCatt Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 3:22 AM
Heros are not gods. They may not even be particularly nice people. We don't vote for or against them in the hero elections. They didn't ask permission -- nor would any answer matter if they had. Most, like Kyle, didn't want it or seek it. They just are.
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Rideshare Risk Requires Regulation

TommCatt Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 12:04 PM
One of the best treatments if the NYC taxi medallian fiasco is Walter Williams' The State Against Blacks (out of print but good used copies can be found). I am used to seeing the Left invert costs and benefits (inflation is good, deflation is bad), but not so much from the Right -- not on economic issues, anyway. The high cost of medallians is a tremendous hurdle to new entry into the market. This is bad -- it does nothing but stifle competition. Of course existing owners benefit! Existing businesses always benefit from regulation. That is actually the hidden purpose of regulation -- consumer protection is the stated reason but that never seems to occur. Properly enforced laws to punish unsafe and under-insured drivers would protect the consumer, as such laws protect all of us every day. Regulations are attempts to proactively prevent bad people from doing bad things -- an impossible task. They only prevent good people from doing good things. Exceptions to this rule are extremely rare.
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