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Where is the NYT Op Ed Now Craig? July 15, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Enough Already, freemarket, netneutrality, Politics.
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Craigslist silently fixes their end in the Cox fiasco

Posted by George Ou @ 4:16 pm

For months, Craigslist had been held up as the poster child
for what can happen in a world without Net Neutrality.  That poster
child status expired last month when we found out what really happened was a simple technical glitch in a personal firewall from Authentium that Cox offered its customers.  The story that started it all
which accused Cox Communications of deliberately blocking Craigslist to
bolster their own classified has since been corrected yet the original
conspiracy theory had long enough legs to reach the US Senate.

Isn’t telling the truth that the whole Cox problem was Craigslist’s fault “good for the community” ?? 

I guess the sky is falling yet again.

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Too Much Advertising? You ain’t seen nothin yet July 5, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Enough Already, General Musings.
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When does parody become reality??? Too often but, the following spoofs *hopefully* wont see too much implementation…though I have been to some beaches that looked almost like those.

Extra Points for the Fish at Zoo sponsored by fishstick company.

I Wonder How John Stossel feels Net Neutrality? May 22, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Best Stuff, Enough Already, Google, Microsoft, netneutrality, Web 2.0, Words to Live By.
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"I started out by viewing the marketplace as a
cruel place, where you need intervention by government and lawyers to
protect people. But after watching the regulators work, I have come to
believe that markets are magical and the best protectors of the
consumer. It is my job to explain the beauties of the free market."

ABC News correspondent John Stossel (Oregonian, 10/26/94)

Hmmm…

Record Oil Prices!?! Not Really. May 4, 2006

Posted by Zack W. Handley in Enough Already, General Musings.
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As Ron Bailey writes:

With some headlines blaring about "record oil prices," a bit of perspective is in order.  It is true that in nominal dollars, the price of crude oil has never been higher.  However, in inflation-adjusted terms, the picture looks somewhat different.  It turns out that the price for a barrel of oil peaked at about $98 in December 1979.

Still oil prices have tripled in the past four years, but the economy nevertheless chugs along.

[T]he price of oil would need to double from today's $70 per barrel to have the same impact on the U.S. and world economy that prices had during the 1970s oil crisis.