It is foolish in the extreme that cars don’t have their own version of a black box. This could be as simple as a dash cam and the engine / airbags computer. Recordings from each could be stored in a thumb drive hidden under a seat. Police and insurance companies would have the right to read these.
A corporation with the rights of a human being may not make sense.
I think it might be better to eliminate the concept of limited liability as it leads to bad behaviors like externalizing costs.
If America is based on a philosophy of ideas and rights, shouldn’t we allow similarly minded people to join us? Perhaps allow other countries to hold votes to become states?
Apparently Democrats have promised to make healthcare affordable. However, their ideas are limited to single payer or shoring up the Affordable Care Act… Neither of which solves the root cause of insanely high drug and hospital and doctor prices.
The only way to truly make healthcare affordable is to either eliminate patents or reduce their effective period to three years with no renewals, and to eliminate licensing requirements for doctors and nurses, and to remove other regulations in healthcare designed to suppress competition.
We can do to healthcare prices what we once did to food pricing… Right now 27% of GDP is stolen by the healthcare industry from America’s total GDP.
There seems to be a state sponsored and highly coordinated attack against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook in the media. My guess is that either Russia or China or Saudi Arabia are attacking Facebook for their stance on free speech in those unfree countries. I think the attackers are paying for placements and opinion columns all over the media. People are paying far more attention to minor privacy problems at Facebook those dictatorships are wholesale torturing and murdering their own people as well as assassinating other countries citizens abroad.
Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for President and made breaking up tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple a core plank of her platform.
Tech companies have tons of competition and don’t need to be broken up. Warren’s ideas on Apple especially are moronic. Separating the App store from Apple destroys the value that Apple is trying to provide by having a closed and safer ecosystem.
Further, Warren is a coward for going after the easy target of tech companies while the true enemies of freedom such as the dictators of Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, and North Korea expand their power and hurt American interests.
Attacking American tech companies just does these dictators jobs for them…
Boeing’s CEO and Board of Directors should be personally financially liable for the problems with the 737-800 max.
I think this should hold true for all companies CEOs and Boards… You would see a far better world if that happened. They also should not be allowed to buy indemnity insurance.
I hadn’t thought about this before, but it’s a big problem we need to work on.
I like the EU’s idea of pushing disposal costs to the point of purchase. Or perhaps allowing more people to migrate to the US to help do low wage jobs like sorting recycling.