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I know that your article makes sense, but because of the livelihood of release I had to come here to spam, I hope you can forgive me. thank you. Expect you to write better articles..maybe you will like this if you are fashion.
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I agree that spam has receipt costs and negative externalities of billions of dollars, but I have yet to hear of any regulation scheme that I find at all compelling economically.


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The speed of transmission, and the fact that most serious bloggers are highly specialized mean that the blogosphere pools information quickly and completely.Posner does argue, though, that the law banning sales-tax imposts on e-commerce distorts the market and imposes a externality on society. Becker agrees on both counts.

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