"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?
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Earlier this week, the Dutch government gave final approval to one of the strongest open Internet laws in the world. Imagine that. A government guaranteeing through law that Internet connections can't be manipulated by big telecom companies.
In Porter's book, everything has a price -- even free. Can a value be put on a life? That's not a philosophical question. Of course it can, and it is, and there are several variations on the theme.
At every crossroads, prices nudge us to take one course of action or another. In a way, this is obvious: every decision amounts to a choice among options to which we assign different values.
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