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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: June 12th, 2023


  • I have two that I always say:

    Take care of your teeth. They’re the only set you get. Also they don’t tell you this when you’re young, but all dental care is either preventative or reactionary. They can’t actually “fix” problems. If you have a cavity, that starts you down a road that ends with a crown or implant. Use any dental insurance you have religiously, pay for a good toothbrush (Oral-B or SoniCare), learn to floss properly and do it all every single day.

    Second, save now as much as you are able. If you can adhere to it, look into the 50-30-20 rule. One thing it took me too long to learn is, given an otherwise living income, you won’t miss money you don’t see. When savings is automatically deposited from your paycheck, it’s out of sight and mind.

    Lastly, just be yourself, and be a good person to those around you.

  • If memory serves, they:

    • allegedly were the top spending or among the top spending 2 or 3 teams for much of that run (mainly competing with McLaren and of course Ferrari).
    • after building one full-size rolling-road wind tunnel, built a second one… reportedly, to verify the results from the first one!
    • never won a race

    Toyota’s previous run in F1 was simultaneously sad and fun to watch. The rate of return for the amount of money they spent was pretty bad! I genuinely hope they do better if they decide to come back.

  • I think I’ve had this conversation with you before. Anyone who uses the “they’ll just leave” argument as a reason not to do it simply isn’t arguing in good faith.

    This is a good start, for sure, but it should not be the end at all. The wealthier people get, the more effort they put into hiding/keeping that wealth.

    Income/wealth/property/capital gains taxation is a balancing act. You want everyone paying their share; and everyone simultaneously agrees with that notion, while wanting to pay the absolute least for themselves. I would also argue that people need to see the benefits of that taxation in the form of maintained infrastructure and properly funded services. If it all just goes into the pockets of, e.g., the US military industrial complex, people will be less inclined to pay taxes at all.