The IP-Industrial Complex (and how to fight it) David Koepsell, Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (2010-10-27).
When I began law school, the term for copyright protection was a mere life-of-author plus 50 years. The term for patents was 17 years. By the time I graduated, copyright terms were extended an additional 20 years, and patents an additional 3. The ongoing efforts by industry to extend their…(Linked Thursday 2010-10-28.)
The President With Two Faces. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-28).
The Advocate reports: When it comes to same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that "attitudes evolve, including mine" during an interview with five progressive bloggers…. On the question of marriage, President Obama began by clarifying that he wasn't going to "make big news" at that particular moment. But his…(Linked Thursday 2010-10-28.)
Obamacare Fosters Oligopoly. Sheldon Richman, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2010-10-27).
Well, now. It seems Obamacare is increasing concentration in the medical industry. From yesterday's Wall Street Journal: The turn toward consolidation among insurance companies is not new, and neither is it among doctors, hospitals and other providers. Yet the health bill has accelerated these trends, as all sides race to…(Linked Thursday 2010-10-28.)
Screw Tolerance. Marja Erwin (2010-10-28).
Tolerance is when the straight man *chooses* not to hurt the lesbian womon.Liberation is when the straight man *can’t* hurt the lesbian womon.Or the same on myriad other axes of oppression: class, race, religion, sexual congruence, disability status, and so on.(Linked Friday 2010-10-29.)