commented on Build It
If voters got the feeling the Amazons and Googles were being hit up for a fair portion of the funding for projects that will benefit those businesses, they might be more willing to go for it.
commented on Why Car Mechanics Provide a Social Good and Dealers of New Cars Do Not
I agree with Charles regarding the virtue of repairability. I go to great lengths to repair stuff most would just toss, and mfrs are not making it easier. But I've also worked on enough vehicles ('49 willys p.u., 2 beetles, land-cruisers) to conclude (barring sentimental attachment) replacement of old iron is much better for society in the long haul. I'm tired though, of dealing with cars and their needs in the city.