Monthly Archives: November 2011

Glickstein’s law of legislative intent

Glickstein’s law of legislative intent:

When someone insists we need new powers to outlaw an activity that another perfectly good law already makes illegal, follow the money.

I’m looking at you, SOPA.

Make money the old-fashioned way

Dear film industry, music industry, and all other trade associations that lobby Congress for laws to protect their revenue streams:

You are not entitled to your profits. You are required to earn them anew, every single day.

If new competitive pressures come along and you’re unable to adapt, we the people are under no obligation to help you keep earning profits by tilting the playing field. In fact, quite the opposite.