As someone who partied through their late teens and early twenties, then spent seven years working 14/7/365 founding a successful company, and finally got married and had 2 kids a couple of years ago, I can tell you that the family is by far the most meaningful and important. I regret the drinking and partying.… read more “What nobody says about startup moms | Hacker News”
I think it takes a long time for politician’s policies to affect the economy. And policies that do affect the economy short term are usually like a kid eating sugar… might make them feel good for a few minutes, but makes them sick long term. Social security / Medicare made everyone feel good when it came out, but will harm our country eventually.
Patents should be abolished period. For the benefits of the free market to actually go to consumers, the government should not be creating artificial monopolies and barriers to trade.
Every new idea is only a very tiny extension of the vast corpus of human knowledge that came before it. To claim ownership of an idea is obscene, especially since even very complex ideas like calculus usually occur to many people at the same time.… read more “Another Good Reason To Abolish Patents”
Police are never popular. Their job is to find and deal with bad people at their worst moments. The police deal with the violent and crazy people all day long, and naturally become very harsh and jaded because of that. The police are not nice, friendly, or polite. If they started the job that way, it would quickly be eliminated by the grind of police work.… read more “Police”