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Monthly Archives: April 2006

I know that our democracy is designed to move slowly, but this seems a bit ridiculous. From the April 14th Wall Street Journal: The Treasury Department, following a series of hostile court rulings on the way it assesses the federal excise tax on phone service, is working on a plan to stop collecting the levy […]

I have yet to buy or sell one single item on eBay. My wife, however, frequents the site. Below, I’ve pasted an email that she just received from eBay. Louisiana sellers – Protect your right to sell items on eBay Dear Community Member, If you sell more than two items a year on eBay, the […]

On March 21st, I submitted a blog post titled “A Middle Eastern Petition,” about how some of the funding for the recent “Cartoon Riots” in Pakistan was coming from Pakistani merchants, in what looked like an attempt to reduce foreign competition. Today, my concern is with another attempt to squash foreign competition in the form […]

Read this article on changes the airlines are making in the way they are pricing flight amenities. There really are two issues in this article – perhaps this is too much for one post, but here goes. The first issue is called bundling. The idea is that there is more than one way a firm […]

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