I am skeptical of the notion that free music on YouTube isn’t having some sort of deleterious effect on record store revenues, though consider the “asymmetrical power of the takedown regime” hard to do anything about without a false positive problem (which we’ve seen even now). So I’m not sure that’s where it leaves us.
Christopher Ketcham argues that economists are wrong to bet on endless economic growth.
Kriston Capps makes the case against little free libraries.
Free television isn’t free. As an aside, there was a vaccine-autism plot in The Shield that was rather abruptly dropped. I don’t think that was Big Pharma as much as it was some medical consultants having a word with the showrunner, though.
This isn’t even a first world problem… though I know some well-to-do parents that could have done more in this regard, because when you try to resolve inheritance disputes there will always be problems regarding what others involved might want .
Dagnabbit. Hulu, too, apparently. If I can’t work around it, that may render null one of the main uses for the tablet.
I’m going to go with “Because Not Wealthy is all around us and therefore a lot less interesting.”