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January 16, 2016 at 11:25 PM #21842January 17, 2016 at 6:47 AM #793320scaredyclassicParticipant
Robots will soon put most of us out of work.
UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME. A free check. Will happen in the USA within 30 years.January 17, 2016 at 7:58 AM #793322no_such_realityParticipant
I think UBi or BIg are interesting concepts that will need to be explored as the tech revolution obsoletes people. Giving the compromise me on universal healthcare to push ACA through, a bit scary though.
Nor do I see government simplifying it and eliminating their bereaucracy. With ow changes, we could do something like Alaska’s dividend to residents.
And perhaps Bernie will win Iowa and accelerate the discussion..January 17, 2016 at 8:03 AM #793323HobieParticipant
[quote=scaredyclassic]UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME. A free check. Will happen in the USA within 30 years.[/quote]
This is so wrong on so many levels. Still love ya though scaredy.January 17, 2016 at 8:10 AM #793324spdrunParticipant
Tow trucks have private owners with rules — what’s the big deal? Talk to the owners.
Unlike Goober cars, tow trucks are more expensive than cars and need Federal DOT registration, etc, so the peer-to-peer model becomes less likely.
Only some % of users use AAA — even I have a 30-year-old car without it. If you need a free tow, you can literally sign up online/by phone the same day, so what’s the point in paying some parasites on a per-month/per-year basis?January 17, 2016 at 11:35 AM #793330FlyerInHiGuest
Spd, the point is not AAA but efficiency, saving time and energy which I’m sure you would want.
For example, if you car is towed from NY to NJ, the driver will have to drive back empty because only a certain company is allowed to pick up in NJ (by contract or by law).
Also sometimes, a tow company may have to drop you off at a town near the border because they are not licensed to cross state lines.
So many trips and wasted fuel and pollution! Seems like a lot of red tape could be done away with.
BTW, the driver told me the tablets with GPS is new. They used to dispatch using phones/radio.
Also how much would tip the driver for a tow? I gave him $80 from Barstow to San Diego. He was super nice and saved me a lot of inconvenience. Good thing I had cash on me (he told me he prefers the long drive over installing spare tires, gas runs, jump starts, and car unlock; so we both benefited).
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