wturber wrote: ↑
Nov 04 2019 11:41am
I don't know what imaginary world you are living in, but that's an absurd description of American laws. As for "nanny state", your description of the situation in the UK is what tends to happen when people try to have government take that nanny role. It is a very long shot that such programs work out well because the "nanny" frequently has priorities other than your welfare.
The British situation is the direct result of "small government" anti-"nanny state" ideology.
People being abused and ripped off by their bosses, because laws that exist to protect them are no longer enforced, is not the "nanny state". That's an absent state. The state refuses to intervene.
That children go to school with symptoms of scurvy is not the nanny state. Again, the state refuses to involve itself. The problem has been left to charities.
That law can't be enforced anymore because tens of thousands of police have been got rid of is not "nanny state" - the state refuses to involve itself even to the minimal degree of funding police.
That you can look at problems caused by lack of governance, and blame it on there somehow being too much governance, is proof that your worldview is not based on facts.
And yeah, I think I summed up the american attitude fairly well - competent and alert governance is seen as overreach or some communist conspiracy, unless it involves starting another war or terrorizing ghettos with insane gun slinging nazi-tattoo'd steroid abusing cops.
john61ct wrote: ↑
Nov 04 2019 11:26am
I was specifically referencing the claim
(Is it even true?)
that the laws of the UK do not accommodate DIY self-built electric vehicles.
That, to me, is **very much** overstepping the "social benefit" balancing of safety vs freedom, and discouraging innovation.
It's completely fictional. There's nothing in the law against making your own ebike in the UK. Lots of people do it.