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Everything posted by Achilles

  1. I wasn't. I'm pretty sure that both Chipotle and In-n-Out either pay their employees $15 hour or close to it. Neither one seems to be suffering for it.
  2. Yet lots of businesses pay people more than $15 per hour and make much less money than some of these organizations. I can think of a few that pay their employees almost $15 per hour now and also do just fine. It's almost like there's something wrong with the business model. Hmm. But to your point, I do see the big franchises using this as an opportunity to automate more of their business so I agree that it's coming. I just don't agree that it's the *only* route available to them.
  3. I love the confidence The owner certainly has the option to pass the cost on to the consumer, but at some point the consumer won't want to pay more. At which point they will look for alternatives. Those alternatives could be a hamburger from somewhere else, a hot dog at home, or new found passion for fruit from the local farmer's market. If the owner wants the customer to buy their hamburger they will have to find ways to keep their prices competitive. All that to say, sometimes the end-user pays all the cost, but not always. My guess is that won't be the case here. This is another
  4. Doesn't look like warpriest got much of an update from the alpha. Per the notes, some of the classes are still incomplete. Either warpriest is one of them or they intend to ship the game with crappy take on that class. The most frustrating thing, imo, is not being able to take fighter bonus feats using the warpriest level as BAB. Oh, and get ready for all your quick menu slots being full once you hit mythic levels; warpriests get all the icons.
  5. That felt like a cheap and dumb attempt to throw yet another "twist" into the growing collection of **** they launched at the audience toward the end. Unless the director wants us to just accept that it's a coincidence after expending all that effort to make us think that it's not. Which isn't to say that it isn't possible, just that it would make even less sense in an already-senseless movie.
  6. Saw The Little Things tonight. Awful movie and a waste of Jared Leto.
  7. Worked for Subway my sophomore year of high school. The crab isn't crab and the meatballs aren't meat. With that said, Subway is to sandwiches what Taco Bell is to mexican food. Seriously hoping that no one is surprised by any of these developments.
  8. I have about 400 hours in the alpha and it hasn't been too bad (one gamebreaking bug that came out with the last update and confirmed fixed in the beta). Obviously the beta will be a whole new ballgame.
  9. Regardless, people are watching this and "FOMO" is influencing a gravitational pull on their thinking. Whether the "pump" is intentional or not, it's difficult to argue that it isn't happening. A fool and their money are soon parted.
  10. I think the tired joke is, “it works in practice, but does it work in theory?”
  11. Not even close to true. The argument might be less ridiculous if you said they took it to the casino or blew it all on scratchers. GME is a pump and dump for idiots with Robin Hood accounts. But either way you’re arguing that people need regulation to stop them from doing stupid things with their money
  12. Assuming for a moment that I accept the premise of your argument, you do realize that the necessary implication is that individuals can’t be trusted to make their own investment decisions, right? ”Wasn’t my fault I followed the wall street bets bros off a cliff”
  13. LOL Did you just argue that policy makers are responsible for the GME financial meme du jour?! Next you’ll tell me that up is down and black is white
  14. Probably well established upon those who have completed Econ 101/102 "About 19 hours" is relative I guess. Sorry to hear you're having a bad day This is true. Just like The Communist Manifesto, there are nuggets within that sound like they should be obvious to all. The problem is that things that sound great on paper don't always work when actual people are involved. You options are 1) wait for the rest of humanity to change into what you expect them to be or 2) try to find what actually works, understanding the people will probably always be flawed.
  15. Well that depends on how elastic demand is, which may be impacted by the relative availability of alternative goods or services, not to mention buyer preferences and...oh heck, this economics thing sure is complicated. Thank goodness economists go to school for years and years so that *somebody* actually understands this stuff. Hypothesis 1: The Austrian school is vastly superior in every way, but there's a conspiracy that spans generations, national boundaries, and political parties to repress it because...reasons, I guess. Hypothesis 2: The Austrian school sounds great on paper,
  16. Good news is that you have no cause to fear inconsistency from me; I'm mostly in favor of both LOL, good one!
  17. I suppose if the Lincoln Project hadn't called it weeks ago, I'd probably find this surprising. Now let's see if they nailed the part of him selling it as a subscription service.
  18. Guess I'll have to wait to see one of those arguments being made so that I can wrap my head around it. Trying to picture someone arguing that a defendant shouldn't have to pay punitive damages because it might result in a lawyer getting money, but it's hard to imagine.
  19. The part where we start hearing about the need for tort reform again?
  20. The number I heard was $1.3B. I believe there's a similar suit on the way for the future governor of Minnesota and current CEO of MyPillow
  21. Loaded question aside, it depends on what the good or service is and why the price control is being proposed. Did you have something specific in mind?
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