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Re: “Reader: Consumers lose when tariffs are in place

It's hard to argue with you. You're correct about the patent hypocrisy of conservatives, and your assessment of free-market forces. However, conflating those issues with what you appear to argue is good about those forces, and shedding a tear for consumers, is where I take issue. Those forces include the labor market and the raping of the Earth.

Maybe consumers should be hurt if it means environmental costs are more closely internalized. And why should a rising sea lift two billion Chinese and Indian boats while ours are sinking?

Besides, how hurt are we if we can't buy another piece of cheap, plastic or steel Chinese crap? If we have to buy American steel with our environmental regulations, providing a living wage to our workers?

Maybe we should let the rest of the world pass us by with the old, growth model, while we lead the way to the future in working on a new and different model. I don't know. But globalization is bankrupt and worthless if the goal is our standard of living (and huge environmental foot print) for the rest of the world. I'm not a champion of isolationism or nationalism, but not do I think we should make everyone like us.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 06/14/2018 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Reader: Vote carefully

Parties are the problem. So is hyperbole.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 06/12/2018 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Reader: Still waiting for change

Quit waiting.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 06/11/2018 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Reader: A robotic workforce is in our immediate future

Reduce the labor supply, and a host of problems are solved. That can be done an easy way, or a hard way. The easy way is to provide incentives to quit breeding like rabbits. That doesn't hurt the breeders and they can continue to pollute the planet with humans; they just won't get paid for it like they are now. Those who exercise some restraint will benefit.

I'm not saying we should "rest on our laurels" but it's time we settled down and enjoyed the fruits of our success (all of us), backed off the Earth-raping, and focused on a different type of growth.

In other words, don't fear labor-saving devices. Harness them, embrace them, enjoy them. That won't happen with a kajillion parasites sucking the Earth to death.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 06/01/2018 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Reader: This is horsesh*t

Personally, I'd rather wade through horse shit than breath carbon monoxide and other vehicular emissions. Hell, it's just organic herbivore poop. Grass, if you will.

I can tell you about the defiance of a law of physics I once witnessed: I was a horseback looking at a hiker below me as we passed. Somehow she managed to look down her nose at me. I still can't figure that.

Anyway, if'n I ruled the world, every metropolitan area would be surrounded by a parking lot. When you arrived at a city, you'd mount a horse or carriage and move about the city that way, or on a bike, or a'footback. Of course if I ruled the world there would only be about a million people in it. So there's that. LOL!

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/21/2018 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

Mr. K, agreed. My o.p. was about my little guilt, stemming from my J/C upbringing (though I'm sure others may apply) and had nothing to do with anyone's filth or residential status.

Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/18/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Reader: No good deed...

Shannon, it did. I doubt he laughed at the misfortune of others, even the loss of a camera or innocence.

Posted by Huck Mucus on 05/18/2018 at 10:10 AM

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