Gillespie on C-SPAN

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You can check out Nick Gillespie on Washington Journal Sunday morning from 7:45—8:30 eastern.

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  1. Nick … phew … I saw the headline and thought of “Ronnie the Registration Bus” RNC Gillespie. (Wonder how the Registration Bus is doing compared with Russell Simmons and his army of hip-hop all star get-out-the-vote campaign?)

  2. When might it be re-run?

  3. Sorry, it’s Sunday morning. I was thinking Saturday morning.

  4. Jeff,
    I saw your Cspn segment and was so impressed I went to your Website and subscribed to your fine magazine. My only regret is that I?m too late in the game to receive one of your personalized additions?. a brilliant display of the power of the technologies that surround us. I look forward to my first issue!
    Thank you,
    Terry Shaw

  5. My connection allows for just the audio transmission but Gillespie seemed poised, reasoned and prepared. Good show.

  6. This is the second time I have seen him on CSPAN taking calls and both times I am struck by how hard it must be to keep a straight face with some of the callers.

    So what is the cover of the newsstand version of the magazine going to look like? Is it going to be Nick’s house?

  7. I don’t have much to say about the content of the interview, but I can’t help commenting on Nick’s terrific Beatles haircut. His fealty to The Fab Four obviously continues unabated.

  8. It was a good show. You have to love the cranks that call in.

    My favorite caller was the woman (I’m still suspect) that sounded as if she were dying from lung cancer (“I support the PATRIOT Act”).

  9. I loved that guy that somehow thought that if Nick couldn’t immediately name a particular economist from an article, that somehow that meant he didn’t know what he was talking about.

    Kudos to the host for looking up the economist and quoting the exact passage from the article.

  10. I loved that guy that somehow thought that if Nick couldn’t immediately name a particular economist from an article, that somehow that meant he didn’t know what he was talking about.

    Kudos to the host for looking up the economist and quoting the exact passage from the article.

  11. argh! stupid double post! sorry….

  12. Well done, Nick. As to the topic of the “database nation:”

    It’s clear that allowing much of our personal information, which I consider personal assets, to be accessed by creditors, banks, retailers, etc. can result in economic benefits. However, assuming our personal info can be construed as a set of personal assets, we should be allowed to set an initial price rather than having to take whatever marketeers are willing to offer up for them. The problem with this free market of information is that those who hold the asset have little control over the vending process, have very little individual negotiating power, and thereby almost no direct influence in the transaction.

  13. Jeff,

    Support companies that offer you more in return for your information rather than companies that offer you less.

  14. Seems simple, doesn’t it? But you have to admit that the free flow of information is skewed greatly in favor of government and large corporate entities, which, by the way, do not offer their wares under the same circumstances as we offer the asset of our information.

    THEY at least get to set an initial price, and THEN the negotiation takes place. All I am saying is that there ought to be a mechanism by which individuals can do the same with the personal asset of their information, which clearly has high economic value to both government and marketers. Right now, our info is marketed like shareware programming, but we don’t even have the priviledge of setting an initial suggested price for it.

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