Monday, March 26, 2012

Bad idea …

… Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores | TechCrunch.

A store is a delivery system. If a better system comes along for what the store delivers, people will inevitably use it. That is too bad for the store, but it is not the new delivery system's fault.  Of course, Amazon could just past the tax along to its customers, who would then be paying for the indie bookstores they no longer patronize. Amazon could also decide, I suppose, to not do business in France, thereby depriving French readers of its superior delivery system. 
Everybody believes in evolution by means of natural selection … until it affects something they like. 

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