Search found 15420 matches

by JasonL
Yesterday, 23:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 66
Views: 832

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

You are acting like there’s not a million pages of finanable and criminal regulations already.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91117

Re: I just don't get it

OFFS. You would get what you want - no international actors ever harmed by barbaric US administrations. It is a version of the moral high ground.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 66
Views: 832

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

The status quo isnt that the company must survive. It’s that it’s hard to enforce punishment sufficient to kill it entirely. Enron and worldcom are no more. Exxon is still around. The general idea here is find me specific violations of specific rules and prosecuted those. Apply penalties and put cri...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91117

Re: I just don't get it

I’m sympathetic in some regard to the big picture aim of the argument but it’s a bad argument being applied to an obviously unworkable case. Your agents don’t have authority to investigate, your courts don’t have jurisdiction, the guy runs an army, there’s no way to get evidence under a regime that ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 08:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91117

Re: I just don't get it

For starters yes.
by JasonL
18 Aug 2018, 22:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91117

Re: I just don't get it

Team I Celebrated Ventilation because yes fuck that guy. The lengths you have to go to ignore actual monstrous behavior when you write that description ... your view of moral high ground is questionable. The constitution is a little fuzzy on how monstrous someone has to be before he forfeits his da...
by JasonL
18 Aug 2018, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 66
Views: 832

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

There’s a lot of giving unwarranted grace to political actors. It’s not kinda almost a good idea if we can figure it out it’s a bad idea in its bones. Business existence at the whim of regulators is bad bad bad. Write a law call it a crime to violate it prosecute individuals. Improve sanction regime...
by JasonL
18 Aug 2018, 07:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 66
Views: 832

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Prove a crime point to a criminal and punish that party. Find a civil liability, sue, get punitive if you can make that case. This is designed for cases where you can’t do either of those things and you want crazy lady empowered to grandstand with existential authority.
by JasonL
18 Aug 2018, 07:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 66
Views: 832

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Corporate existence at the whim of government is a full on retarded and destructive policy. The idea of public stakeholders is childish. I exist ergo I have a stake sufficient I get to revoke your existence. Go fuck yourself lady.
by JasonL
18 Aug 2018, 07:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91117

Re: I just don't get it

Team I Celebrated Ventilation because yes fuck that guy. The lengths you have to go to ignore actual monstrous behavior when you write that description ... your view of moral high ground is questionable.
by JasonL
17 Aug 2018, 11:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 66
Views: 832

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

She's fking awful. As if the tax code and existing regulatory bodies don't create enough levers for politicians to extract favors and concessions. The very idea that "new regulatory body with kingmaker powers" in any way relates to "accountability" is a joke. I'm sure those guys will be totally acco...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

Is that a movement?
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 15:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 272
Views: 7828

Re: 400 ppm

Question - should we have "fixed" the farming problem even if we agree that early people were worse off food and nutrition wise all in (I don't accept this but for the sake of argument lets assume). That is, the cost to civilization to abandoning these things is enormous in the absence of an energy/...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 14:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 272
Views: 7828

Re: 400 ppm

Double super secret truth - people don't want to do anything about it unless costs are invisible to them. Not the great majority of the the left wing even. Try to propose a tax to say double the price of carbon based fuels. Q1: Do our people have to pay it? A: Yes that's how it works. Q2: do we get ...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

Woo if you google this question you get a lot of nonsense noble savage type stuff. Gross.
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

It's a bit like asking me if I can prove that people wouldn't choose to starve. I think the burden on the "totally they choose to starve across the entire planet in fact" has to meet a high evidentiary standard.
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

That story is entirely too pat for me to, well, digest. It reeks of contrarian bias in the face of the general take on food anthropology as I understand it - which is always and forever you are trying to solve for regular supplies of calories and each iteration of food in society would not happen i...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

BTW this reminds me of a favorite Econ Talk with Rachel Laudan (a food historian). http://www.econtalk.org/rachel-laudan-on-the-history-of-food-and-cuisine/ Guest: Well, let's go back to the Paleolithic. Human beings, it's pretty clear, were incredible careful and intelligent about inventorying the ...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

That story is entirely too pat for me to, well, digest. It reeks of contrarian bias in the face of the general take on food anthropology as I understand it - which is always and forever you are trying to solve for regular supplies of calories and each iteration of food in society would not happen if...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 13:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4538
Views: 188819

Re: Food

I was gifted a set of Rancho Gordo beans and I have to say they are the best I've ever encountered. Made cassoulet with flageolet whites and red beans and rice with an heirloom domingo rojo. Absolutely great in both cases. I hate kidneys and generally avoid beans and rice for that reason but the dom...
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Re: Inequality

Imagine a case where 75% of hunter gatherers died in childhood while 35% of farmers died in childhood. If you look at adult remains who looks healthier? The fact of survivorship among the hunters indicates a more robust sample.
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 10:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 39
Views: 535

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

Rachel wrote:
thoreau wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 23:32
Harissa is the fucking market of condiments.
This is the truest thing ever said on Grylliade.
It’s right below gochujang, which is a solid spot.
by JasonL
15 Aug 2018, 10:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43789

Inequality

Color me skeptic on broad health happiness claims in hunter gatherer societies. For one I think you have significant survivorship bias if total mortality is higher net of security etc and its weird to be like well those people got more vitamin a so they were healthier.
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 39
Views: 535

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

+1 shawarma, tho no good options around here
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 39
Views: 535

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

the french have perfectly nice pasteries but if i have to eat a dessert i'd pick egyptian and greek well ahead of the french, Wait, what. No. Stop. The whole thing is phyllo and that's pretty much it. Sometimes layered with so much honey you can't lift it sometimes stuffed with cheese. I mean ok bu...