You Can't Compete With Free

Since the story has something to do with intellectual property and innovation, here's a link to Ol' Froth's coverage of WeatherGate, Rick Santorum's effort to make the citizens of this country pay private firms for weather forecasts.

Next on the list: The Senator may introduce a bill banning the operation of drinking fountains, on the ground that free water subverts incentives for bottled water companies to innovate. And all of you people out there watching broadcast television and listening to the radio? Watch out.


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