||Kevin Lochner <klochner Æ eecs.umich.edu>
||Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:05:45 -0400 (EDT)
||Re: mind the gap
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Dave Morris wrote:
> How about establishing the environmental protection agency?
- not obviously true, but the EPA was started to compensate for the known
missing market in pollution externalities. The emission markets, imo, are
a better way of handling this.
> All the national museums in downtown DC?
- again, not obviously true and could be privately funded if true
> Abolishing slavery?
- controversially, i'd say this also is not obviously true
> The CEO who got rich destroying the non-profit research company was a snake
> oil salesman at every step of the way. He preached benefit and utility and in
> the end delivered the hollow shell of what used to be an effective company.
> The stock values of the companies involved provided additional indirection
> and possibilities of get rich quick schemes which facilitated the process
> more than a direct sale could have. He created the illusion of value, while
> decreasing that value in the process, got rich while the illusion lasted, and
> now is in California on the beach and people here are looking for new jobs.
> Same thing. Unethical, but legal. Encouraged supported and enabled by the way
> the stock market works.
OK, wtf is the name of the company so we can all judge for ourselves based
on the public record?