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Hard News: The Casino

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  • Kyle Matthews,

    You didn't notice how you claimed it wasn't from a free market ideological position, but then the rest of the paragraph was straight out of free market 101?


    Actually, it was based on 2 decades in public service administering subsidies, but please don't let the facts get in your way.

    Where it did or didn't come from wasn't my point. My point was, it was standard free market response to the idea of subsidies, and conflicted terribly with the first sentence.

    From the same book of quotes as "I'm not a feminist, but I do believe..."

    You are not going to hold the tide back by standing on a rock and telling it to "go back".

    Actually I think in some areas 'we' will. There's no viable market in NZ for a symphony orchestra, the government throws it money every year.

    I'm quite happy with holding back that tide, and a few others. If the government was to open up discussion of a different method of rewarding copyright holders than via the sale of their product, that'd be interesting to hear about.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    Sony EBook Store to Offer 1/2 million Classic Books Digitized by Google for free

    The books, all published before 1923 and now in the public domain, were digitized by Google as part of its Google Book Search program. Sony will offer them alongside the 100,000 or so books still under copyright that it sells through its eBook store.

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    And?

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    And?

    and everyone got the taste for pre 1920's literature because it was free and a new book was never bought or read again?

    I don't know, but you'll never get to 60 pages with that attitude :)

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    Every little bit helps :-)

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

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