I haven’t written about the economics of information recently. A Financial Times blog post blaming Facebook and Google for the election has changed that.
Facebook wants to be the Interent, ie, the only place you need to go online. To that end, The New York Times — and a few other news organizations — is getting ready to test Facebook as a delivery platform for its content. There are many reasons why this is a bad idea in the […]
There’s a meme floating around Facebook this week. It features this “trickle up” economics quote from Will Rogers: The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn’t know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people […]
Obama’s decision to wade into the net neutrality debate highlights how politicians can no longer simply avoid telecom, broadcast, and Internet issues by claiming that the matter is solely for regulators to determine. Policy issues such as net neutrality and Internet regulation have profound importance for millions and we should not be content to leave […]
Update: My letter to the FCC You may have noticed a spinning-wheel-of-death atop your browser last week while visiting Etsy, Kickstarter, Netflix, Reddit, Tumbler or any number of sites around the Internet. The web site owners were raising awareness of something known as network neutrality (which should really be called network discrimination). Comments on an […]
In 1998, Boeing’s stock was at a historic low and the shareholders were clamoring for Phil Condit’s head. I worked on the DCAC/MRM initiative and sat in an all-hands meeting where a Veep told us that the company existed to “enhance shareholder value.” No. Companies exist to make a product or service that will return […]