[Ec1] Honestly, this is a reason to prevent horizontal integration between content owners/producers and carriers.
[Ec2] Doesn’t everything?
[Ec3] The end of credit card signatures? I’m a little surprised there wasn’t movement towards approaching this more arithmetically, depending on the purchase. Some purchases are kind of red flaggy, but a lot aren’t.
[Ec5] Alex Tabarrok made an inconvenient discovery.
[Ec6] Finland is ending its flirtation with UBI.
[Ec7] It seems to me the easiest way for Netflix and Amazon to meet their quotas is to offer less American content rather than to bankroll European content. Though if this did lead to them picking up more foreign shows for American audiences, I’d take it.
[Ec9] Samuel Hammond argues that the US might need to beef up its welfare state to preserve freedom by staving off populism.
— Steve Stewart-Williams (@SteveStuWill) April 29, 2018