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pixlepix21 karma

A public good is 'nonrival and nonexcludable' - you can't easily stop someone from using it without paying, and your use of it doesn't affect anyone else. The classic example is national defense - the army can't protect certain people. The internet is neither of those things.

"Public works" is a better term.

pixlepix6 karma

I think it's quite easy to imagine scenarios where an immediate response is needed. If we face a threat to our national security, or, for instance, an opportunity like OBL, we don't want to require the delay of a congressional resolution or the breach of secrecy implict in that.

pixlepix2 karma

(How) Did you rationalize it at the time. Great AMA by the way.

pixlepix1 karma

How do you prefer people to treat you in terms of acknowledging tourettes?

pixlepix1 karma

If you can't fucking tell someone is "impaired by marijuana" there is no impairment

What about when someone is obviously impaired, but there is no objective measurement?