Archive for December, 2006

I seem to hear lately that Bush and the politicians and the punditry all want to “move forward” on Iraq. By “moving forward” it is generally meant that we shouldn’t dwell on how we came to be there, more specifically, we shouldn’t dwell on whether or not the Bush administration lied to get us there. […]


I have had Kubuntu linux installed on my Apple G4 laptop for a few months now, and I’ve basically been happy as a kitten with a ball of yarn. I do all of my economics word processing, Internet research, blogging, and even gaming on my G4. I do my email and keep my wine spreadsheet […]


I just read an intriguing paper from the Institute for Public Policy Research in Britain. Written by Rufus Pollock, The Value of the Public Domain surveys a number of studies that have attempted to measure the increased value which a common resource approach to information delivers over a privatized approach. Pollock surveys several parts of […]


A very good pieces of news regarding the digital commons. The Net Neutrality Coalition announces that the end of the 109th Congress means that HR 5252, the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006, is now officially dead! A big round in this fight has gone to The People, and more importantly, it went […]


Here is a link to a nice article in Linux Journal by Glyn Moody about the need for open source involvement in Second Life and similar virtual realms. I confess to having no experience with Second Life or any of the similar virtual worlds. But I suspect that virtual economies may be the future of […]