December 5, 2010
reason.tv | Taking Politics Out of Transportation: Economist Bruce Benson on Private Roads
The case for private road management is not that difficult to follow.
ars technica | Supreme Court refuses innocent infringement P2P case
For now, though, Harper’s verdict remains in place: $750 for each of the 37 songs at issue, or $27,750.
"Fiji: You can't get any further away before you start coming back." ~Truman Burbank
Mother Jones | Fiji Water Announces Shutdown. World Freaks?
Good reporting from Mother Jones today, this one from its facebook wall: Fiji’s government junta destroys one of the counrty’s most popular exports through taxation.
Bainimarama said if no resolution is forthcoming, he “will call for international tenders from credible and reputable private sector companies to extract this valuable resource.”
We’ll see about that….
World Socialist Party (US) | Worth Over 3000 Times Its Weight in Gold
White truffles [were on display last Sunday] during the traditional annual truffle auction in Alba, northern Italy, where a 900-gram white truffle was auctioned for €105 million ($143.58 million) to a Hong Kong buyer.” (Global Times, 18 November)
Willing seller, willing buyer. The poor, huddled masses will have to settle for green giant mushrooms, sliced and canned.
Newsvine | Two truffles fetch $330K — why are they so pricey?
Granted the auction proceeds were for charity, but what other food can bring in so much money and attention? What is it exactly that makes the white truffle so special?
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