In many parts of the country or world spraying is used to control mosquitos. Spraying not only kills the fast majority of mosquitos in an area but likely kills other bugs in the area as well. If wiping out the mosquitos eliminated an important food source for other species, we would be seeing a significant decline of other species in areas of heavy spraying. While I'm not arguing for eliminating mosquitos without seriously looking at it, spraying will continue as will the environmental consequences of spraying until it happens.
Additionally, our politicians always are saying "if the life of one child can be saved...." give up your freedoms. People seem to be pretty ready to live under onerous government rule to save that one (or twelve) lives per year saved. Well, here we have a situation where we can measure what the worth of a human life truly is worth.
I have a sneaking suspicion that the "freemarket" already has a solution. People want the freedom to do what they want, when they want, and how they want. People own the cars they want now.
Uber isn't going to have Uber Trucks in small rural towns. They especially aren't going to have it if you live on a ranch far from a small rural town. Uber Trucks won't be happy if you dump a bunch of bricks in the back. I for one am not entirely excited about the idea of having to find a special vehicle every time my driving needs fit outside the norm or having to have accounts with 15 different companies to handle each situation.
Uber drivers and electric cars aren't going to take me on that dirt road for 60 miles at 4:00am so that I can capture that moment on (digital) film when the sun first pokes its head over the mountains at the far end of the canyons.
I'm not particularly excited about the self driving van hauling my kids. If I crash with my kids in the car, it is possible that it is entirely my fault. If it is a self driving vehicle and it gets into an accident because it slammed on the brakes because some sage brush blows across the road and it can't tell the difference between that and a feral hog, that is an entirely different deal. I'm not going to put my kid's lives at the hands of a programmer (speaking as one).
That's the problem with quite of few people in this world. Their solutions only work if you are exactly like them.
The summary says: "Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in his sleep while on a hunting trip near Marfa, Texas." I'm not one for conspiracy theories but, a more accurate description (as reported by the owner of the ranch) would be: "Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in his sleep with a pillow over his head while on a hunting trip near Marfa, Texas."
I'm sure that he regularly slept with a pillow over his head and it was all simply a misunderstanding. This can happen -- just like the guy who slept with a horse head on his bed in The Godfather.
A university faculty is 500 egotists with a common parking problem.