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  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    The Ferguson police are committed to the principles of Jim Crow. They're merely the enforcement branch of a minority government....
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    Problem with Bezos, near as I can tell and very unusually for a businessman at his level is: he cares more about power than money. He is competitive to the point of sociopathy. If only he were more greedy, it...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    An excellent point about taxes. Amazon already lost the fight in the USA over collecting state taxes, btw. Tax avoidance schemes are out of control everywhere, not just Amazon. Charlie's supposed white knight Apple is about the worst abuser of...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    On the bright side, the stock market is finally starting to put real pressure on Amazon to show some real profits. For years, this company has been able to ignore ordinary metrics for valuation of companies and focus exclusively on...
  • Commented on Some news about the Hugo voters packet
    Fair enough, I had assumed that Orbit had a larger presence in the UK as opposed to other markets....
  • Commented on Some news about the Hugo voters packet
    If Orbit so completely monopolizes the UK SF publishing business, then wouldn't they have a general interest in supporting the Hugos when held there? Their new policy makes it less likely that the UK will be considered for future Worldcons...
  • Commented on Some news about the Hugo voters packet
    Near as I can tell a classic case of penny wise pound foolish on the part of Orbit. (This is the kind of advertising a publisher ought to desire, yes? How expensive is it to provide this?) But your hands...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    "Really big inflation is, surprisingly, good for us: it drains savings, sure, but it flattens economic inequality." For whatever it is worth, Piketty is ambivalent on inflation: "Inflation has proved to be very useful to reduce the large stocks of...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    World of Educationcraft...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    Those interested in the inequality issue may want to check out this livestream airing today at 6 PM US eastern: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Luxembourg-Income-Study-Center/Capital-in-the-Twenty-First-Century...
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