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    [–] All-electric Kia Niro EV Crossover now on Sale in Korea raptorman556 0 points ago in electricvehicles

    Hm, good question. I haven't seen it been officially discontinued, but I would very much doubt it's kept around with the Niro's arrival. It's a thorough-bred compliance car.

    [–] US Monthly Electric Vehicle Sales raptorman556 2 points ago in electricvehicles

    Tesla (and GM now as well) reports deliveries on a quarterly basis. So sales typically surge at the end of every quarter (March, June, September, December). This also has the impact that sales are typically depressed the month thereafter (January, April, July, October). That's really all that happened. Model S sales were 3,375 in March, and 1,250 in April. X sales went from 2,825 to 1,025. A few other models also dipped less dramatically for likely just random reasons.

    April 2018 still beat April 2017 by over 6,000 units.

    [–] The Tesla magic is gone raptorman556 1 points ago in electricvehicles

    Yes, this is right - US and Canada only. Tesla is nowhere near demand limited yet for the 3. They might be demand limited in the near future for long range PUP configurations within North America...but that's very different from demand limited overall.

    [–] Should I get a 2018 Leaf? raptorman556 8 points ago in electricvehicles

    Bolt's your best option imo. A 135 mile stretch on 150 mile rated range is cutting it way too close imo. You have to be prepared to get significantly less that the rated range at times due to driving behaviour, weather, etc.

    The extra cost does suck. Your other option is a PHEV.

    [–] Optimal Taxation Theory (Ramsey Rule, Inverse Elasticities Rule) applied to reality raptorman556 3 points ago in AskEconomics

    On an individual level, people always want someone else to pay taxes. But a loss in efficiency means the average person is worse off. I think we should tax with maximum efficiency in mind and then use government transfers to offset the regressive impacts.

    [–] Optimal Taxation Theory (Ramsey Rule, Inverse Elasticities Rule) applied to reality raptorman556 3 points ago in AskEconomics

    The fact that people are "forced" to pay the tax is exactly what makes it efficient. If a tax were easy to avoid, that means the economic distortion created by that tax would be great. Pigovian taxes excluded - we don't want people to change their behavior to avoid a tax. I think the real world issue with applying the Ramsey Rule is the goods that are most inelastic tend to be necessities. This means real application can end up with a tax structure that is highly regressive in nature.

    [–] For getting economic related news do you focus on news sources (like financial times or wsj) or do you focus more on specific writers/ columnists? raptorman556 2 points ago in AskEconomics

    Sure. I'm Canadian though, so many of the writers I read from are Canadian/Canada focused.

    American economists I mainly read from would be Paul Krugman (NYT column) and Gregory Mankiw on his blog. I find they can compliment each other nicely, because they will often have competing perspectives. Neil Irwin of the NYT is also really good, but I should note he's not an economist (but he does have a degree in economics).

    Canadain economists I read from include Trevor Tombe, Stephen Gordon, Andrew Leach, and Kevin Milligan. The Worthwhile Canadian Initiative is really good as well, any of the economists that write on their are worth listening to.

    [–] KAWHI IS IN TORONTO raptorman556 17 points ago in torontoraptors

    Golden State veto's this idea for the next 3 years.

    [–] KAWHI IS IN TORONTO raptorman556 15 points ago in torontoraptors

    What did Vince's mom do? Someone fill me in here, I have no idea

    [–] My Adorkable Pupper raptorman556 1 points ago in aww

    I wish my dog liked water this much :(

    [–] My very stinky buddy does not like his showers raptorman556 2 points ago in aww

    Lucky, mine is a bath/shower. My dog just jumps right out mid shower and tries to make a run for it. You can lock your dog in. Genius!

    [–] Woah is me...get over it raptorman556 2 points ago in torontoraptors

    Doesn't mean he can't feel emotions.

    Exactly. Fucking people here act like it was a bad thing he loved Toronto all of a sudden.

    [–] KAWHI IS IN TORONTO raptorman556 184 points ago in torontoraptors

    Uncle Dennis is taking the picture

    [–] Ibaka + Delon and a future 1st for butler? Good trade? raptorman556 2 points ago in torontoraptors

    You sure they could stop laughing long enough to even get the word "No" out?

    [–] Electric vehicle revolution is going to result in job loses, warns UAW as it tries to unionize Tesla raptorman556 34 points ago in electricvehicles

    Correction, it will result in job losses for the UAW. Electric vehicles mean simpler, better cars. Yes, a consequence of something improving is it will take less hours to manufacture and service. But for society as a whole, it's a net benefit. The benefit comes not only in the form of lower emissions, but vehicles that have a lower total cost of ownership as well - freeing up more money to spend on other things. The job losses are fully offset elsewhere in the economy.

    This kind of worries me about the UAW though. The UAW has steadfastly proven they will put their industry and workers above the well-being of society as a whole - they gladly supported Trump tariffs on foreign automobiles to "protect domestic manufacturing". I do have a fear they will decide electric vehicles are bad for them and potentially fight against them. They can be a very powerful group.

    [–] US Monthly Electric Vehicle Sales raptorman556 5 points ago in electricvehicles

    Lol Inside EVs has them if you go there. They barely sell any, because they barely ship any to the US

    [–] For getting economic related news do you focus on news sources (like financial times or wsj) or do you focus more on specific writers/ columnists? raptorman556 2 points ago in AskEconomics

    In my opinion its better once you identify good writers. Most the people I read from are actual economists who just write a bit in their spare time.

    Just make sure you venture outside of them sometimes too. Even the best ones have beliefs and biases, so you need to keep some variety.