Thursday, October 22, 2009

Repeal health insurance monopoly exemption

I recently learned that the health care industry has a special exemption from antitrust laws. This means they can essentially collude and set their own prices, like a monopoly. This is why costs are skyrocketing, they have no competition, even between each other. No wonder they are terrified of reform.

Competition is not just the best solution, its the American way.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Earn cash being yourself

It would be awesome if Facebook, for example, gave us a share of revenue from our user-generated content. It would totally encourage people to pimp themselves out, sell access to all their information.

Update: great minds think alike!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Demote 'Caps Lock', promote 'Control'

Keyboard manufacturers should start swapping the 'Caps Lock' and 'Control' key positions. Many many times do people hit the former on accident, and very rarely is it even used. The latter, on the other hand, has become very frequently used for copying, pasting, and such and such.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Better regulation will give financial firms credibility.

better regulation will give financial firms credibility.
with credibility comes trust, from customers, and also between each other.
what firm would have purchased a credit-default-swap if they knew AIG couldn't back it up?
credibility is in their best interest. so rather than fear it, they should embrace it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Don't believe everything you see."

I heard this the other day, and mulled it over some. Sounds like good advice to me.

Monday, March 09, 2009