The perks of a shutdown

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 3:15 PM

I thought this was a pretty good piece.

https://reason.com/reasontv/2019/01/15/stossel-government-shutdown-shows-privat?fbclid=IwAR2IQUxku2FslVElqrx9E5RowOY1quisKazIf9g8YDvinVH3LFiz-WlOqR0

I certainly can't get myself to the point of thinking all governance is better privatized, but certainly, it seems like plenty of it would be.  I did also appreciate that it didn't just gloss over the fact that there is a problem being experienced by several hundred thousand employees going without pay.

All in all, it's a good read.


queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 111 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 4:28 PM

It's stupid that a brewery can't introduce new products because the bureaucrats that approve the labels aren't working.

It's more stupid that such a government function exists.

It's most stupid that people think this particular bureaucracy should exist.

 

As far as airport security, can't they have a self-service line for people willing to touch their own penis and throw away their own toiletries?

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 4:59 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

As far as airport security, can't they have a self-service line for people willing to touch their own penis and throw away their own toiletries?

I'd be first in line.  I'm more than happy to be the one groping my own netherbits to make sure I'm not smuggling a razor blade or nuke under my testicles.

I'd sure hate myself for throwing out my favorite toothpaste, though.  What an asshole.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Tue, Jan 22, 2019 9:32 AM

A couple years old, but relatable to this thread.  This brings the lulz.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/10/27/spain-has-no-government-for-10-months-economy-grows-unemployment-falls-to-18-9/#2c47e2a8b62c

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 22, 2019 12:24 PM
posted by like_that

A couple years old, but relatable to this thread.  This brings the lulz.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/10/27/spain-has-no-government-for-10-months-economy-grows-unemployment-falls-to-18-9/#2c47e2a8b62c

Interestingly enough, even Vox admitted that not only was Spain thriving in the wake of no government at the time, but even BECAUSE of no government at the time:

https://www.vox.com/world/2016/9/30/13093774/spain-government-politics-economic-growth

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