Kara Swisher

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QOTD: Yahoo Agitator Dan Loeb’s School of Capitalist Rock

When I was in college I liked this Elvis Costello song, ‘What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?’ I think today we need a new song, ‘What’s So Funny About Individual Freedom, Free Enterprise and Accountability?’

– Yahoo activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point, in a speech after receiving the Columbia University 2012 John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work