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Taylor Swift is on the wrong side of history

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Books & Entertainment / Economics / Society & Culture

The digital age has caused a lot of upset in the music business. In 2001, major record labels won a lawsuit agains Napster, arguing rightly that the music file-sharing service had infringed on the rights of artists by allowing fans to download music for free without license. It was an awkward moment, as all sorts of tactics were experimented with to stop fans from copying music. Enter: Apple’s iTunes store and iPod. The Apple solution provided a system that could adapt to […]

10 Innovations That Will Change Your Future

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Economics / Syndicated Posts

10 Innovations That Will Change Your Future Despite fears of economic disaster from both left and right, companies have continued to innovate in recent years. The amazing thing about innovation is its ability to not only create more jobs, but to change the very way we live, and therefore create entirely new kinds of jobs. How will we live differently by the time the next generation comes of age? Here are just a few developments […]

Helping the least of these: business done right

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One of the greatest problems inherent in government entitlement programs is their tendency to see people as victims who are both incapable of responsibility and unable to provide for themselves or others. As a consequence, the hand-out approach so quickly adopted leads to programs that actually further some of the root causes of the situation, encouraging behaviors that keep individuals in material and spiritual poverty. Whether we’re talking about the third world or people in […]