I think the NFL players suing the league have a good reason to pursue a legal case. If the league was deliberately hiding information about the damage that was being done to players' brains, then someone needs to pay. 99% of the time, it's the #1 job of a private company (or sports league) to make money for its owners. But if that profit comes at the direct expense of other people through fraud or deliberate misrepresentation, then it's an ill-gotten gain.
We had a light-hearted discussion of some of yesterday's cars that, no matter how nice they were when they rolled off the factory floor, pale in comparison on all levels (styling, safety, performance, and accessories included) with virtually anything sold today at any price. In particular, we picked on the Ford Fairmont and the Chrysler Cordoba.
Bill Clinton is back in the public eye. I'm glad. No matter what you think of his politics, he's definitely one of the 100 smartest people in America today, and he was a primary member of the pro-business Democratic Leadership Council. The Democrats need a pro-business wing, and the Republicans need a socially-moderate wing. If ideological purity inside a party becomes more important than having vigorous discussions and debates, then we're not getting the civic life we deserve.
An official Twitter account of the US embassy in Beijing is getting the Chinese government all riled up, because it's reporting on China's smog problem without the government's approval.
Google is buying QuickOffice. In isolation, not really a big story. But if you keep track of all of the services that Google has rushed to offer -- at no charge to the consumer -- you'll note that the free market is delivering a lot of goods at zero price far better than communism or socialism ever have.
Thanks for listening this week! Back next Sunday night at 9.