Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Shakes head.

"The tech industry has showered San Francisco with high-paying jobs and cemented its reputation as a place for big ideas, but the success of home-grown companies Airbnb, Lyft and Uber has vexed some residents as streets have become more congested and the housing shortage has worsened.

“I support innovation and technology, but our residents are not guinea pigs, and our public infrastructure is not a free-for-all,” said Norman Yee, president of the Board of Supervisors who introduced the legislation.

The Office of Emerging Technology will serve as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who want to test their products in San Francisco’s public space. Companies will not be allowed to experiment unless the office declares the tech in question a “net public good.”

Wait! You mean Uber and Lyft and Lime and the others didn't take cars off the roads?! Shocked I am. These cities pushed these companies on us because they were suppose to get cars off the roads. And now they don't understand why there are MORE cars on the roads.

These companies had already been declared " a net public good", and that is why they were allowed to flout the rules.

2 comments:

  1. "... our residents are not guinea pigs, and our public infrastructure is not a free-for-all ..."

    That's pretty rich coming from a "board of supervisors" bureaucrat whose job depends on finding more jobs that he can "supervise".

    "The Office of Emerging Technology will serve as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who want to test their products in San Francisco's public space. Companies will not be allowed to experiment unless the office declares the tech in question a 'net public good.'"

    Remember, Circle D wants to pick the winners because that's how Circle D stays in power, and so anything deemed a "net public good" by this bureaucratic prick actually consists of something that they want to win, even if it's not a naturally winning idea.

    But what these bureaucratic pricks really want is for their winners to win and for other people's winners to lose, even if those other people's winners are strong enough that they don't need to have any Circle D ersatz winner's camp people involved.

    So they produced additive economic output instead of replacement economic output, and Circle D's all about the replacements, meaning they can't see that they had a partial win because of the additive economic output.

    You can especially hear Circle D's literal ersatzrhetorik when they talk about how some group of "immigrants" will replace the people that Circle D doesn't want to win, or how they need to provide "subsidies" to homeless people so they'll remain registered voters in such places as New York (even if they're relocated to Hawaii), and ...

    But keep in mind I'm not letting Circle R off with anything at all.

    Circle R's a bunch of socialists who obey the speed limits because they still think that they're represented among "the governed".

    Most of Circle R when put to the test probably would think that Carrie Lam's just a misunderstood bureaucrat who's trying to hold Hong Kong together.

    Meanwhile here at Circle A, we're still trying to figure out how to get a big shipment of MADE IN MURICA HELL YEAH TWO-A PRODUCTS into Hong Kong.

    Naturally, if anyone were crazy enough to make me interim governor there, my first act would be to declare the entirety of Hong Kong a 1A, 2A, etc. "sanctuary zone" ...

    But what SF's doing is that they're declaring themselves a non-sanctuary zone for non-free enterprise, not that this is any surprise, but it goes against what SF managed to accomplish: they took venture capital out of Boston and made it bigger because of how the government mostly didn't interfere.

    I can see how this works out though. :-)

    THESE SCOOTERS ARE LITTTTTTTTT

    *slams a scooter into the side of Stormin' Norman's Prius*

    BEEETCH, YOU OWE ME FOR MY BUSTED SCOOTER NOW
    NOT EVEN ALLSTATE WILL SAVE YO ASS NOW BEEETCH

    :-)

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  2. Educashun!

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