Risky Business


May 2009


E-Cigarette Update

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My last post on the FDA and e-cigarettes promised an update.  Well, I haven't seen any official statements from the FDA about any changes to their policy on e-cigarettes. But some reports show that the policy is and has effectively been a ban. For example, this:

A Florida company that ...

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Good News From Nouriel Roubini

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In the past year or so, it's been hard to read the name "Nouriel Roubini" without it being preceded by "economic doomsayer." So I thought it was interesting that at the end of this lengthy and interesting New Republic profile of Roubini there are some words of hope from the economist. He says the ...

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Libertarians For Taxation

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Despite the fact that he writes for one of the best-known libertarian publications, Reason, Nick Gillespie isn't afraid to admit that some new taxes would be better than the status quo: legalize and tax drugs, prostituion, and gambling, he says in the New York Times. (See my post on California's ...

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3 Ways To Save The Media--Or Not

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Peter Osnos at the Daily Beast just wrote an article with a very eye-catching headline: "The Scrappy Entrepreneurs Who Will Save The Media."  But after looking at the actual ideas of these "scrappy" entrepreneurs, I worry that the media is in even more trouble than we thought.

1. Buy newspapers out ...

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