Could This Patent Actually Be Beneficial?

For most of my life, I ignored/accepted it, but since I’ve become interested, every argument — moral or practical — that I’ve seen for “intellectual property” has collapsed under even nominal scrutiny. IP doesn’t protect anything resembling justifiable claims to property rights, nor does it, as its supporters love to claim, “spur innovation.”

At . . . → Read More: Could This Patent Actually Be Beneficial?

A Nation of Cynics

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

—Oscar Wilde

Here’s an interesting story:

I had no idea that in 2001 an elementary school in New Jersey became America’s first public school “to sell naming rights to a corporate sponsor,” Sandel writes. “In exchange for a . . . → Read More: A Nation of Cynics

Movement at SEBI towards principles-based regulation

A milestone for SEBI in its rule-making function

SEBI is a modern financial regulator in that it issues `subordinate legislation’ (i.e. regulations) which constitute law. These laws embed intricate domain knowledge where Parliament does not have the capacity for detail. This separation — where Parliament sets up SEBI and gives it the power to . . . → Read More: Movement at SEBI towards principles-based regulation

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Is Free Choice an Illusion?

I am sometimes asked questions like: What is so wonderful about the free market? My answer is that the free market is about choice. You choose what you want to buy. The choices you make send signals through the market to huge numbers of people involved in retailing, manufacturing and production of raw materials. . . . → Read More: Is Free Choice an Illusion?

Delta Airlines Sucks And Teaches Scottevest Some Austrian Economics

What is absolutely required during an interaction with Customs? … Like muscles as you flex your rights they become stronger; so use them or lose them.

This article is mainly just some very helpful hints with some slight economic analysis. Being an entrepreneur who enjoys creating wealth and building from scratch I . . . → Read More: Delta Airlines Sucks And Teaches Scottevest Some Austrian Economics

Net Neutrality Debate

The net neutrality debate is festering like a tropical storm still out at sea although no-one seems to define net neutrality with FCC net neutrality legislation. Technological advancements have served to hasten distribution or both physical and intellectual goods which have provided the foundation for humanity to build their economies upon. From ‘roads of . . . → Read More: Net Neutrality Debate

Google Earns Nearly $2B in Q4

Google says that the advertising market is beginning to return to normal. And normal for them means close to a $2B quarterly profit.

Their latest earning release also highlighted a 17% year on year growth in revenues — now up to $6.67B per quarter — from $5.7B per quarter during the same period in . . . → Read More: Google Earns Nearly $2B in Q4

You Will

In 1993, before the World Wide Web and before the commercial Internet, AT&T ran a set of television advertisements. They are visible on Youtube. At first blush, a lot of it sounded wide eyed and futuristic. But to people who were in the field then, everything in the ad was reasonable and incremental; merely . . . → Read More: You Will

Buy a suit at Jos. A. Bank, let them give you a bank!

Gosh, I’m so sick of their commercials. Where do they get the goofball with the infinitely joyful sing-song voice, who is always offering ever more fantastic deals on clothing that no one needs! Buy three suits, get five free!!! For what, dude? Don’t have no job, don’t need no suit!Or if you had a . . . → Read More: Buy a suit at Jos. A. Bank, let them give you a bank!