Samuel Wonacott 
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Re: “UPDATE: City of Boise Continues Vetting Draft Ordinance, State Introduces Bill to Allow Uber Statewide

"What legal small business taxicabs were paying local municipalities for the right to operate, multibillion, multinational Uber mega-corporation is just taking away for itself. It's a crime. Period."

Well, no, it's called competition, something the taxi cab industry is largely unfamiliar with. Who do you think benefits from high barriers to entry? Why, established companies, of course! Established companies like...the taxi cab companies in Boise!

As a consumer, I am rather fond of options. Today, as a result of the city council's intransigence, my only option is an old-school taxi. Make no mistake about it—the taxi cab companies get all the benefits from this sad state of affairs, while the rest of us are left to shoulder the costs.

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Posted by Samuel Wonacott on 02/26/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Libertarianville

Bill Cope once again proves his utter inability to write new, original material (or, at least, decent new, original material; anyone can splatter paint on a canvas and call it "original", after all). This is, in so many words, the same critique of libertarianism that its critics have been putting out there for decades. Libertarians have, of course, responded to this sort of thing, but it doesn't seem to matter much. Cope-- and people like him-- have an agenda, and they're going to spread it, objectivity be damned.

The fact that this sort of critique erects a strawman of the most epic size doesn't seem to phase Cope. He doesn't deal with the libertarian arguments; he creates his own world and then calls it "libertarianville", as though you can simply make stuff up, slap a label on it, and make it true.

Try again, Cope. I recommend you peruse a tiny portion of the vast amount of libertarian literature online, and give this another shot. If not for truth's sake, then for originality's.

Posted by Samuel Wonacott on 09/30/2011 at 6:15 PM

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