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Registered Apr 03, 2005
Patrick's most recent comments:
- On Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 5:54pm PDT
Too Much of Most Everything - Worldwide Economic Problem,
Around the world, about 110 million bales of cotton are estimated to be sitting idle at textile mills or state warehouses at the end of this season, a record high since 1973 when the U.S. began to publish data on cotton stockpiles.
wow, economics is so weird. didn't we just have a huge cotton shortage, driving up the price?
- On Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 8:30am PDT
Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black men,
Unfortunately it is not permissible in the mainstream press to point out the similar outsize contribution of young black men to violent crime.
It's a huge and unmistakable difference, about 10x the rate at which young white men commit violent crime.
The solution seems to me to be to recruit police from the black community.
- On Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 6:57am PDT
Taxi companies have sued the firms twice for providing a similar, but unregulated, service. Regardless, the companies have become popular taxi alternatives in Albuquerque.
taxi companies provide shitty expensive infrequent service, and so are trying to use the law to prevent innovation that is pressuring them to improve.
this is the reality of business in america. it's not about improving things, it's about lobbying people in power to prevent things from improving so that you can maintain monopoly profits.
and it's all usually done in the name of "public safety".