Archive for July, 2007

Are Antitrust Laws Designed to Protect the Consumer?

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Last week in it’s ruling on LEEGIN CREATIVE LEATHER PRODUCTS, INC. v. PSKS, INC., the US Supreme Court took the position that anti-trust laws are not designed to protect the consumer, but instead, manufacturers.  Here’s an excerpt: A single manufacturer?s use of vertical price restraints tends to eliminate intrabrand price competition; this in turn encourages retailers to […]

Experimenting with Skype and Ron Paul

Monday, July 9th, 2007

A few days ago I was informed that imeem would be discontinuing it’s encrypted chat client so I started using Skype as my IM client for encrypted conversations, file transfers, etc.  It has a few other interesting features that I figured I’d try out. One of the features is the ability to host a "Public […]