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justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 4:08 PM
posted by gut

I still can't get over how hardly anyone said squat when the Obama campaign did the same thing in 2012.

The regulatory question is an interesting one.  It does seem like the market should be able to handle this - I don't even know how, which is probably why regulation isn't going to help much here.

If I was Facebook, what I'd do is offer a solution via premium service that costs $10 a month.  And hardly anyone will pay them, so would be business as usual.  It's like crack - people can't live without it.  I think there was a 60 Minutes story about how various apps and platforms like Facebook are actually designed to get you addicted.

#deletefacebook, though I have my reservations that many people will leave (I'm close to pulling the plug). That said, there are alternatives on the market people can hop on. Or you could just not use social media at all. 

I was with Cook when he said the best regulation is no regulation, then he lost me. 

 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 4:28 PM

Facebook drives you right back in when you quit.  I chose to reactivate this past February (I was gone for about 2 years) to help push a fundraiser I was putting on. I found myself on there a lot to pass the time.  I loathe the place.  

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 4:57 PM
posted by justincredible

I was with Cook when he said the best regulation is no regulation, then he lost me. 

Is it just me, or is there a lot more of "govt please fix this!" because people refuse to take their business elsewhere and let the market do its thing?

I guess this is what you get from the generation raised in "safe spaces" - they're not going to change or adapt, ever....they're going to demand the govt make people and companies accomodate them.  In otherwords, snowflakes want to be a protected class.  Really does seem like a generation indoctrinated that govt is the solution to everything.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 55 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 5:18 PM
posted by gut

I still can't get over how hardly anyone said squat when the Obama campaign did the same thing in 2012.

 

Actually they did; they spoke of their brilliance in using social media for campaign purposes and how it made them identifiable with the hipsters and millennials, yada, yada, yada ..........        but when Donald does it, its criminal.  :) 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Mar 29, 2018 5:19 PM
posted by gut

Is it just me, or is there a lot more of "govt please fix this!" because people refuse to take their business elsewhere and let the market do its thing?

I guess this is what you get from the generation raised in "safe spaces" - they're not going to change or adapt, ever....they're going to demand the govt make people and companies accomodate them.  In otherwords, snowflakes want to be a protected class.  Really does seem like a generation indoctrinated that govt is the solution to everything.

It started before then.  Health insurance is a prime example.

You used to pay for doctor visits out of pocket.  Many prescriptions, as well.  Insurance was purely for crises.  As such, insurance was cheaper, and doctors and pharmaceutical companies needed to find ways to be competitive in such a world, because they couldn't just lazily bill the insurance company who, of course, then passes on the cost to consumers.

But enough people liked the idea of just paying their insurance premiums and having the insurance company take care of the rest for them, somehow not connecting the dots that it would increase the cost of providing insurance and lessen the disincentive of upping cost of routine care, as well as increasing the cost of providing care, because of the additional infrastructure needed to deal with insurance companies.

People wonder why healthcare and insurance are expensive.  It's because of shit like this.  People wanting someone else to take care of anything they don't like.

Similar case can be made for loans of any variety (student, CC, auto, etc).  People agree to the terms and then bitch that someone needs to fix the financing industry because they don't like the fact that they have to fulfill their end of the agreement.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 55 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 10:17 AM

There is a reason medicaid spending has increased over 2,000% (two thousand percent) since 1966.

 

 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Fri, Mar 30, 2018 1:56 PM
posted by QuakerOats

There is a reason medicaid spending has increased over 2,000% (two thousand percent) since 1966.

Bingo.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 2:38 PM
posted by QuakerOats

There is a reason medicaid spending has increased over 2,000% (two thousand percent) since 1966.

Everyone makes insurance companies and pharma out to be the bad guys, but the main drivers of our higher healthcare costs are hospitals and doctors.  The cost of hospitalization is like 10X what it is in other countries, and doctors make 2-3X or more of what they get in other countries (and still complain about student loand and being underpaid).

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 55 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 30, 2018 3:16 PM

The purchaser and the provider need to be 'the market', and the government, and ambulance chasers, and insurers need to get out the way.  Insurance should be for stop gap coverage and catastrophic events.  

 

 

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