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In Defense of Data: Information and the Costs of Privacy

The commercial use of information on the Internet has produced substantial benefits for consumers. But, as the use of information online has increased, so have concerns about privacy. This paper discusses how the use of individuals´┐Ż information for commercial purposes affects consumers, and the implications of restricting information availability in the interest of privacy.

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Instant Info Is a Two-Edged Sword

Bubbles have always been part of markets. The 17th century Dutch Tulip mania and the 18th century’s South Sea Bubble are part of capitalist folklore. Recently, there seems to be an increase in the number and severity of bubbles and crashes — Internet stock prices, housing prices and the stock market come to mind.

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