Liz Gannes

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Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

The U.S. Senate on Friday previewed how it might vote on legislation that would make online retailers pay out-of-state sales tax. Senators voted 75-24 for a non-binding amendment to budget plans, as a way to test support for the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act.


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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