grte

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grte,

“Mr. President, the terrorists have taken hostages. What should we do?” “Bomb the building.” -A psychopath

grte,

You are literally justifying their actions. Justifying the murder of well over 30 thousand.

grte,

You are putting the responsibility for those murders entirely on Hamas rather than the government currently perpetrating them, thus justifying that government’s actions. You could have just as easily made your opening comment, “Man, if only Israel cared about international law.” Please stop insulting my intelligence.

grte,

Strange take. Presumably if Israel was replaced with a non-ethnostate, Jewish citizens of that state would get the same rights and treatment as every other citizen.

grte,

Oh please. Don’t give me this horseshit when there is an ongoing ethnic cleansing.

grte, (edited )

Emphasis on the sometimes. If you regularly put 80+ hours a week in even doing something you enjoy, eventually you will burn yourself out and there’s a good chance you won’t enjoy the thing anymore on the other side of that. Not for a long while, at any rate. Burnout is no joke.

grte,

18+ mosquitoes sucking my blood is pretty awful even without a phobia.

grte,

Historically this isn’t the case. Current polling does have Poilievre as the most popular choice among union members, however still at a lower rate than the Canadian average. So it seems like unions are stemming the growth of his support among its members somewhat, within the context of an overall upswell of Con support in Canada generally.

grte,

Regulations help protect people from corporations. This libertarian take is total nonsense. What makes competition difficult for new entrants is the overwhelming size of modern day multinational corporations and the capital investment required to wage any sort of real competition which is something that is only going to be fronted by other extremely wealthy interests. So, yes, we do need bigger, stronger governments in relation to those very powerful corporations, specifically strong enough to break them up. Or ideally nationalize them entirely.

grte, (edited )

news.berkeley.edu/…/even-in-small-businesses-mini…

In fact, minimum wage earners tend to put a greater portion of their earnings back into the local economy vs. savings and increases help or at least don’t impact particularly negatively small business. Neoclassical economics is a joke.

grte, (edited )

Our current economic situation is the product of decades of regulation cutting supply side (aka neoclassical) economics championed by the likes of Thatcher and Reagan, which still dominates today. You know where housing is not unaffordable? Vienna, Austria. A place where better than half the residents live in social housing. The product of a strong government and regulation.

grte,

Yes, of course. Banning short term rentals for example is a regulation that would put downward pressure on housing prices. Banning investment companies such as Blackrock, Blackstone, etc from purchasing single family homes, duplexes, 4-plexes and the like would do the same. Whereas the lack of regulation around these things has contributed to home price inflation. The idea that people are unable to afford homes because there is too much regulation holds water like a sieve.

grte,

Yeah, all that housing in Vienna appeared from nowhere.

But sure, you have a great day as well.

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