I have hope that the Linux kernel community will change over time. --- I do too
Secret legislation with no discourse with the constituents give no responsibility to each vote because of herd mentality in our system.
Oops, should rant in my g+, not spam yours.
One thing that is a can of worms for many of these issues is the (apparent) ability for companies to due (other) governments for any "lost profits found to result from a nation's regulations". I'm sure people can understand how that could force a race-to-the-bottom for health, safety, environment and labor laws.
I'm still shocked that the percentage of women in computer software and hardware went down after I was in college -- and went down quite a lot. (My class at a university with a 4+:1 male:female ratio had a ratio in CS of ~3:1 or less; I think that year was around the peak, percentage-wise.)
I have oft pointed out that sincere Voter ID advocates would push also for compliance assistance to help poor citizens, married-or-divorced women, and young people to comply with an onerous new burden applied by the state.
Not one red state has done this, even a cent, proving them utter hypocrites. (GOP legislators often appropriate Compliance Assistance funds for big business, when new regulations come down. Alabama did it this year, in amounts that could have kept those offices open.)
Read this. There is no clearer illustration of the depth to which the red-gray side of our re-ignited Civil War has sunk.
Oh… and the rationalization of “budget balancing”? When a state is so poorly run and its economy so wretched that it cannot keep open its DMVs? The most basic service citizens need, in order to have freedom of movement and ID necessary for so many modern tasks? Nothing better illustrates a party's utter incompetence at the craft of government.
Oh, but this is the tip of the iceberg...
There is simply no way that a lone owner/operator like Hank Rearden can gain the economies of scale needed for mass production, and there is no way that an organization incapable of mass production can establish and hold a dominant market position; that's true today, and that was true when the book was written. Rand simply ignored the realities of business to better fit the notion that entire multi-national corporations were each run by – and totally dependant on – one Great Man.
Without that disregard of the facts, of course, nothing in the book would make any sense.
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