One U.S. Supreme Court justice referred to Netflix as ‘Netflick.’ Another seemed not to know that HBO is a cable channel. A third appeared to think most software coding could be tossed off in a mere weekend.
[The law is] not anti-monopoly, it’s anti-abuse of monopolies.
Randy Picker, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, speaking to Matt Buchanan about the Apple e-book trial.
This is an important distinction that’s often overlooked. Having a monopoly is not illegal. Abusing that power is.
I’ve gotten about 50 responses to the gun debate issue tonight. Honestly, I don’t give a shit that you think you have the right to own a gun because someone 200+ years ago said you do to prevent (or allow for) an insurrection or whatever. If this issue is going to be solved, you’re going to have to agree that in the 21st century, maybe your right to own a gun isn’t as important as people — children — living or dying. Just look at the statistics. There is a very serious problem in this country that isn’t a problem in other countries. And there is very clearly one reason for that.