msp guy in dc for some reason.
@jfruh Unions! They're like having licensed-professions, only with societal benefits and without screwing consumers as much.
Cabbies/interior designers/hair braiders/etc using government licenses to jack up prices for consumers is bad news and corrupts gov folk.
Unions though! They're good stuff.
Most professions regulated by licenses exist to increase workers salaries by increasing consumer prices -- so the framing is more disrupting those who use government to protect their artificially-high salaries. I'm just not sure Uber actually disrupts this situation. San Fran's Sidecar might actually bypass the government/rent-seekers, though.
We need to time-travel the 1910-era progressives to present day to fix this. They were all about "influence," we're still kinda stuck in a 1980s "big government" debate. Or, what Lessig said: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNHg7mQYn9Q&t=19m18s
@hockeymom Yep, right here :) I still remember all those COP songs and traditions and whatnot. Good memories now, even though there were plenty of realllly awkward ones then (eg being too shy to take a shower or change all week? *shudders).
this reminded me of some weird cartoon i saw as a kid about a dad collecting tears? after a half hour of looking ... http://tinytoons.wikia.com/wiki/MacArthur_Duff.
@deepomega according to wikipedia, he is. weird how both he and jon brion's scores create the same type of unease in anderson's movies.
@Matt I expected it to be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQthFDpYCys , but that's not about race I guess.
@Moff yes. just because the church has the word "Christ" in it, doesn't mean it isn't the most liberal Christian church, unless you're counting the Unitarians. They're the ones flying the giant rainbow flags Sunday morning, and that's pretty sweet.
^^ yes. the parties have shifted considerably in their justifications for war, and these sorts of pieces are helpful in showing that whatever's trendy may not be right (and vice versa).