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>The AFTA Act of 2012  - James Howard Kunstler - 
Kunstler's anti-technology mindset passes the unreasonable. He says this in his opening paragraph: "This sort of negative "blowback" occurs when you apply technological innovation to make a system work better, and you actually make it worse."

And then he complains that communications are worse now because he can't talk to a live operator! Or that an occasional call of his is dropped. Nevermine that now we can communicate to anyone almost anywhere in the world in seconds. As well the cell phone ability to contact medical emergency personnel in any location is a godsend. What is Kunstler thinking? How is this "worse?"

Then he follows by mentioning his botched hip replacement -- without acknowledging what his life would have been like without that 'botched' replacement. I can tell you in two words: agonizing pain. His shortsightedness neglects the millions of successful hip, knee, shoulder replacements that have enhanced and extended the lives of millions. What's his alternative? A bamboo pole laced to his leg with twine?

What's his solution to these 'problems?' More taxes.








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Beginning of the headline : Over the years, I've spotlighted America's telephone system as the single best example of the diminishing returns of technology in everyday life.This sort of negative "blowback" occurs when you apply technological innovation to makea system work better, and you actually make it worse. As I tell it, we've spent four decades and untold billions of dollars to computerize every phone system in America... Read More
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