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  • Here’s net neutrality: the person who stepped onto the elevator ahead of you hits Floor 30, then you hit Floor 3. The elevator then goes to 30 first and then takes you back to 3. It’s mind numbingly moronic.

    Now let’s make it tougher: a neurosurgeon in Houston waits as a CAT scan of a car crash victim

    Here’s net neutrality: the person who stepped onto the elevator ahead of you hits Floor 30, then you hit Floor 3. The elevator then goes to 30 first and then takes you back to 3. It’s mind numbingly moronic.

    Now let’s make it tougher: a neurosurgeon in Houston waits as a CAT scan of a car crash victim makes its way in fits and starts to a consulting surgeon in Boston. Precious seconds tick by, because a million people are streaming reruns of Friends and, well, that’s ok because the Net Must Be Neutral!

    The air of intellectual superiority of the net-neutralites is morally corrupt.

  • The business of making batteries - and eventually disposing of them - is an environmentally nasty one. I have seen a pretty compelling cradle-to-grave analysis arguing that a Honda Accord is greener than a Toyota Prius.

    As the article notes a key challenge with scooters lies with the armies of “juicers

    The business of making batteries - and eventually disposing of them - is an environmentally nasty one. I have seen a pretty compelling cradle-to-grave analysis arguing that a Honda Accord is greener than a Toyota Prius.

    As the article notes a key challenge with scooters lies with the armies of “juicers” who drive around organizing and recharging them. The greenness of the electricity is a very small part of the calculation. For now at least, the scooter trip is just another way for the green minded to flit along, mindlessly feeling superior.

  • Wages have risen 3.2% year-over-year which is historically a pretty strong result.

    For perspective, Obama presided over 8 years of 1.5% to 2% wage growth.

  • At least the Republicans knew when it was time to let go of Bill Clinton’s impeachment and call it a day. Note to Democrats: time to go win at the polls rather than in Congress or in the courts.

  • The sin I am concerned about is to give politicians access to a property tax. Note that the proposal isn’t an extra income tax but a whole new one - a tax on wealth itself. Property.

    A $2.75B annual pick-me-up tax is lunch money in D.C. The real money is in the middle class - and that’s exactly where

    The sin I am concerned about is to give politicians access to a property tax. Note that the proposal isn’t an extra income tax but a whole new one - a tax on wealth itself. Property.

    A $2.75B annual pick-me-up tax is lunch money in D.C. The real money is in the middle class - and that’s exactly where this tax would end up in time.

  • Toys ‘R’ Us faced the same terrifying reality than many retailers are facing: How do I reimagine the retail experience I’m delivering to my customers, and how do I pay for redelivering a new one in time - before the market leaves me in its wake?

    In Toys’ case it was saddled with over 800 stores of 30,000

    Toys ‘R’ Us faced the same terrifying reality than many retailers are facing: How do I reimagine the retail experience I’m delivering to my customers, and how do I pay for redelivering a new one in time - before the market leaves me in its wake?

    In Toys’ case it was saddled with over 800 stores of 30,000 sq ft each. If the new owner is correct and a much smaller store is the biggest part of the answer, I suspect Toys had neither the time nor the money to have unwound the leases on all those stores - while at the same time paying to build 800 smaller ones.

    And even the new owner may be wrong - a smaller store wouldn’t have saved Blockbuster . . . .

  • “The urgency of passing this bill within this term has maybe disappeared” is Lam’s quotation.

    That doesn’t sound like the legislation has been averted or even suspended as the headline puts it. Beijing’s puppets are likely just going to lie low for awhile. Sadly, they’ll be back.

  • Ceding control of Hong Kong to China in 1997 was a shameful act by the UK. And now China is turning this beautiful, successful place into . . . China.

  • This is far from history repeating itself. The 1996 tragedies on Everest chronicled by Krakauer bore no resemblance to what happened this year.

    Then, a rogue storm introduced sudden and deadly risks that no one could have safely managed. World class climbers died. This time it was pure human error

    This is far from history repeating itself. The 1996 tragedies on Everest chronicled by Krakauer bore no resemblance to what happened this year.

    Then, a rogue storm introduced sudden and deadly risks that no one could have safely managed. World class climbers died. This time it was pure human error — guides who had accepted too much money and promised too many adventure seekers the summit of the highest peak - intent on delivering the prize.

    Those who haven’t been to 29,000 feet, or to 19,000 feet - or who haven’t even taken a brisk hike at 9,000 feet - need to be circumspect about being armchair critics of the circumstances here.

  • This article opens with “While demand for Tesla’s Model 3 has never been much of a problem . . . .” Well, actually it is a problem - and a big one.

    The (former) $7,500 federal rebate to EV buyers is sunsetting. When it was cut in half at the end of 2018 Model 3 sales plummeted. Soon it will expire

    This article opens with “While demand for Tesla’s Model 3 has never been much of a problem . . . .” Well, actually it is a problem - and a big one.

    The (former) $7,500 federal rebate to EV buyers is sunsetting. When it was cut in half at the end of 2018 Model 3 sales plummeted. Soon it will expire altogether.

    Tesla will now have the pleasure of divining how to sell its cars when we taxpayers are no longer bribing its customers to do so by writing 20% cash rebate checks. While other makers have been busy bringing a dozen EVs to market at lower selling prices than the Model 3 Mr. Musk has been busy shuttering dealerships and firing workers to try to get ahead of his problem.