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Should the likes of Donald Trump and his economic ilk ever choose to be intellectually consistent, particularly with their view that trading with human beings who happen to reside in other countries is bad for human beings who happen to reside within the borders of the United States, then surely they should ban the following:

skiboot

What is that? Well, it is the newest technology rolled out by Ski Boot manufacturers all over the world. These areĀ heatedĀ ski boots! Skiers (especially kids!) will love these. But oh, think of how horrible this technology is, it is going to destroy so many jobs in this sector:

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Should the incoming Jackbooters care to be consistent in their views, I wholly expect to see strongarming of the boot manufacturers to “roll back” their plans to roll out this cool new technologies. I’m looking forward to the press conference from both the new White House and the ski companies – an extra kudos to those of you who wish to send me some verbiage as to what that fiasco might sound like.

 

3 Responses to “Jackboot Coming After the Ski Boot?”

  1. Reminds me of this story from New York: “Upstate Taxi Lobby Wants Cuomo To Ban Self-Driving Cars Until ‘At Least’ 2067”.

    Best paragraph? “UTA head John Tomassi sent the letter this morning, arguing that the need for a self-driving car ban exists because in light of the tests that Uber is running with them in other cities, the ban ‘is the only way to guarantee that any upstate jobs created by Uber are not immediately lost when the company shifts to a predominantly or entirely driverless fleet.'”

    One can envision a world in the near future where it’s illegal for a human to operate a motor vehicle in every state – except in New York, where it’s illegal for humans not to. I guess that’s one way to forcibly tie down a fast-eroding tax base. How to keep the peons from fleeing to sunny and low-tax Florida? Make sure they can’t get there by car!

  2. chuck martel says:

    What happens when individuals are hampered in their efforts to make voluntary exchanges is dramatically described in “The Distracted Preacher”, a fabulous story by the great Thomas Hardy: http://www.online-literature.com/hardy/3171/

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