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Letters to the Editor
From time to time, a commentary on the world will bubble up inside of me to the extent that I'm forced to write a letter to my local, metropolitan, daily newspaper, The Age. This is where I blow of some steam. Feel like venting too? Add your own comment or visit my homepage.
Saturday, March 20, 2004
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
What's disappointing is that Leunig's one-sided view fails to highlight the viscious circle at the heart of this crisis. He has missed an opportunity to provide an insight into what makes the cycle of violence so tragic.
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
The agenda of the AFVSO is to maximise the perceived impact of copyright violations in this country. One tactic employed overseas is to report "industry losses" by taking the number of copies sold illegally and multiplying by the retail price. This is, at best, rotten economics as it doesn't recognise that quantity and price are inextricably linked, and that most people work within a budget (higher prices mean fewer acquisitions).
Is this how they calculated such staggeringly large figures? Without referenced studies - or questioning academics and journalists - we'll never know.