|The Man Factory: Technology and Public Issues
This section of Levinson Productivity Systems' Web site is
devoted to the use of technology to advance individual and economic
freedom. It is designed to be similar to the public issue ads that large
corporations sometimes publish on the opinion
page of the Wall Street Journal.
I'll book you both for my Colony; you'll like
it there; it's a Factory where I'm going to turn groping and grubbing automata
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
enterprise model for music distribution, to make the existing
recording industry irrelevent.
Kyoto Global Warming Treaty: a recipe for economic disaster,
it won't fix the problem (if it exists)
lawsuits against firearm manufacturers
Some people in the recording industry want the government to install software
and/or hardware in all new computers ("policeware") to prevent the owners
from copying sound recordings, or exchanging them (e.g. through Napster).
I receive royalties from intellectual property myself and I do not condone
piracy in any form. However, the government has no more right to put monitoring
software in your computer than it has to put a camera in your living room
(or bedroom). Since elements of the recording industry (e.g. RIAA) are
advocating such a course of action, perhaps it is time for them to become,
as Star Trek's Borg might put it, irrelevant-- and this business
model should be a good start.
health care with industrial productivity and quality methods
Labor Relations and Manufacturing e.g. longshoremen
lockout of 2002 (ILWU versus PMA)Information for informed consumers: how to get your money's worth in bad economic times.
An overview of some of the deceptive and fraudulent arguments that are
being used in lawsuits against firearm manufacturers
As Mark Twain said, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Defense
attorneys: I am probably qualified to supply expert testimony against some
of the statistical arguments that are being used by gun control
organizations (e.g. acting as co-counsels or friends of the court).
- Don't pay brand name prices for Chinese-made commodities
- Don't waste money on extended warranties