commented on Did Uber Limit Supply of Drivers in Effort to Push Up Fares?
If there were a limited number of companies providing such services and they all colllectively employed such policies, your argument would be stronger. But there aren't, and they don't.
Uber is not essential to life or to the smooth functioning of society. It's a luxury service. Go use Lyft, or call a conventional cab.
commented on Blocking Microsoft Vans Won't Make Seattle More Affordable
We've been trying to tell this to protesters in the Bay Area for a while now, but they won't hear it. They don't want to talk about building more housing, or any such constructive solutions; they just want to hate on middle-class people, smash shit up and feel important. And in your case, they aren't even using public stops or anything like that.
Nov 15, 2013
commented on A Call for Socializing Social Media
Facebook can't reasonably be considered a monopoly. Even if it holds a powerful position, its position has always been and always will be precarious - starting a new social networking platform remains easy and cheap enough that Facebook will remain in constant fear of competitors. Ask the creators of Myspace. Or Friendster, if you're old enough to remember at this point.
Nov 13, 2013
commented on Kshama Sawant: "The eyes of the left, nationally and internationally, are on Seattle."
There are plenty of leftists who are still grounded in empiricism and a desire for actual results. Sawant is pure ideologue, from everything that she has shown so far. Being able to ramble on and on and fucking on about corporatism and the 1% doesn't make you capable of getting the streets paved and the public transit running properly.
I am not optimistic.