German twitter, in a nutshell:
Person A: You know, studies show that a speed limit of 130 km/h on the Autobahn would cause fewer people per year to die from accidents, and it would also be better for the environment! We should institute a speed limit, like every other European country.
Person B: No! Banning things is never the answer. If you really feel that driving slower would help, then you can choose to do that yourself.
@atilla Most governmental regulation (which also includes banning things) is enacted via legislative majorities, against the prevailing popular will. Even his second tweet read as “go away, people don’t want this.” The changes will have to happen, and they WILL happen in his lifetime – in a way he will not like. I think that he might have viewed this process more positively a long time ago …
@atilla … (few printers or typesetters in the late ’80s were in favor of the DTP tools he championed in PAGE, to name one example). I do think that he has become more reactionary over time. I should have listened to @kupfers and unfollowed him years ago, but this was the straw that broke my back, so to speak.
@typeoff I had to read it a couple times. It sounds like only the free market is democratic, which does sound very much like neoliberalism. But what he’s saying is: you have to act and convince, if you want a change to happen, because in a democracy you are always responsible for the state’s condition.
It is the thinking of a marketing guy and it is a bit shallow, you may even say he’s mansplaining, but it is not neoliberal or rejecting the idea to raise prices.
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