Thursday, November 15, 2018

All of a sudden Silicon Valley is like - we don't know what to do with all these cars that were suppose to take cars off the road.

It would be hilarious, but cities are starting to get stabby with the ways they try to "incentivize" people.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeFriday, November 16, 2018 4:23:00 PM

    Outside the cities will get a bit stabby too, have no fear of that. :-)

    I'm pretty sure that the next election will involve about "two million" lost Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County ballots that magically turn up in a warehouse somewhere in Northwest Florida ...

    And oddly enough, every single one of the ballots will have a down-the-line party vote for the Republicans.

    "We're pretty sure these are the real ballots and the ones down in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach are 'replica' ballots, so we're demanding that these be counted" -- some Northwest Florida elections official who's got cheeks so big he could be confused with a squirrel with his mouth stuffed with acorns

    So with that in mind, I suspect that the way that the Bay Area will "take cars off the roads" will involve registering them in Kern County. :-)

  2. Boom and bust cycles exist because it is not the nature of economies to do anything in a sure-footed and smooth way. Markets are messy; they overshoot and undershoot. Technocrats want things smooth, so they want to "Manage" markets. That never works as well as they think. The Fed has successfully managed 0 of the last 13 soft landings.

  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeSunday, November 18, 2018 5:48:00 AM

    A list of things I am not: a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian, a Socialist, a Communist, a Globalist, a Nationalist, a Terry Wrist, a Gee Haw-Dist, a leather sofa, a wicker chair, a French-fried tater, a Green, a salad with only green things in it, a hot dog with ketchup on it, a clock that points at the correct time twice per day.

    A list of things that I am only grudgingly because of poor timing: a Sunday morning commentator. :-)

  4. Yeah. I've been seeing those stores too. I guess we never really expected them to take off enough that snow would matter.