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Category Archives: NYTimes

Raise the Small Claims Court Limit

Today the NYTimes ran an article, entitled Rule Change Could Ease ‘Justice Gap’ for the Poor,with the lede: Lawyers who work for big corporations in New York but are not licensed to practice law in the state will be allowed to do pro bono work under a new rule meant to ease an acute shortage […]

Bits Blog on Amazon – Apparently, Market Based Pricing is Evil

The NYTimes Bits Blog just had a post on book pricing and Amazon, and, well, it is a bit out to sea. For instance: One consequence of this shift is that soon no one will know what a book’s “real” price is. Price will be determined by demand and perhaps by whim.  The first sentence […]

Some Suggestions For the Times

If it seems like I am critical of the NYtimes, please note that this is because I bear deep affection for that organization, and hope for the best. I know that the entire newspaper industry is in crisis, and I’d rather see venerated and important organizations like the NYTimes make the transition to the digital […]

Uncritical Reporting of Thiel Fellowships in NYTimes

Update: This post was put on Techdirt as of 9.20.12. Yesterday, the New York Times had a headline article about Thiel Fellowships.The program is very interesting, and I was hoping to garner some insight into its success.However, I was left severely disappointed at the lack of any critical examination of the program, which is still quite controversial. The […]