That may be the intention, but where's the evidence that it actually has that effect? Do they publish stats of number of drivers on shift vs pricing? I work for a similar business and I've seen evidence that supply is not all that elastic.
Thanks for posting that. I used to have that article bookmarked long ago, and I had forgotten about it. It was a strong influence that lead to my early efforts to deprogram myself from the cult of work. "Liberals say we should end employment discrimination. I say we should end employment."
Right, while disruption is theoretically good for consumers, the major effect I've seen from Amazon over the past 15 years is that nearly every physical bookstore around me has closed. I would prefer a world without Amazon to a world without bookstores.
Yeah, I agree wholeheartedly. I was having a discussion earlier today. It seems like a choice between the publishing cartel and Amazon. Amazon is probably better for just books, but for everything else, I'm uncomfortable with the potential monopoly.
I boycott non-free books and culture. I'm very leery of Amazon, too, but I don't have a policy for them yet.
Believe me - plenty of us have choice opinions about the Lords.
It is difficult to do much about them when you have a duopoly on elected government, and a big part of both parties' power-broking is doling out lordships to a) their former notable MPs/ministers and b) their mates. The lords suit the commons just fine. Even more so since Blair's reforms, which increased the number who were purely cronies, relative to the decrepit remnants of the landed aristocracy (which only benefited the Tories).
The alternative is anarchy. Communists like to say that anarchy would be happy rainbows and sharing, but the closest nations we have to it are mostly in Africa, and more resemble feudal warlords than a utopian society.
I don't agree. I'm pretty sure we can make apps today equivalent to those from 20 years ago that are an order of magnitude more responsive even with all the indirection layers (640x480 resolution, 256 colours, no ui animations etc.)