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Will eBooks replace books or Government intervention prevent it?



January 25, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN , SNE

The benefits of eBooks by Amazon Kindle(Nasdaq:AMZN), Sony eBook(NYSE:SNE) and a few new arrivals in creating eBooks is obviously about the enviroment. Books needs trees,chemicals,energy and etc. just to produce paper(not including inks,glue, and laminate).

The negatives is jobs jobs and more jobs. The loggers that cut the trees, truckers who transport logs to pulp mills, millworkers making pulp, truckers who transport finished paper to printing presses, printers who print, binders who bind, truckers transport books to warehouses, warehouse distributors distibuting to:

retailers selling to consumers.


libraries lending to patrons.

The Government has a tough choice on one hand they must choose a growing number of enviromentally concious voters and on the other hand preserving industries that create high paying jobs. HOW WILL THE GOVERNMENT INTERVENE TO GET MAXIMUM POPULAR POINTS FROM VOTERS OF BOTH SIDES? (if this situation ever arises)

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#1) On January 25, 2010 at 7:50 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

LOL, well I'm sure that government will attempt to do something stupid, but the idea that technological progress causes unemployment is a classic economic fallacy.  See here, Chapter 7.

David in Qatar

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#2) On January 25, 2010 at 8:57 AM, devandev (< 20) wrote:

We should always pick the best technology for the mission, regardless of jobs.  Would you mandate all brewers use wooden barrels just to keep coopers employed?  It's up to workers to acquire employable skills, not employers to keep obsolete job openings to support them.

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#3) On January 25, 2010 at 9:34 AM, ocsurf (< 20) wrote:

I've read books my whole life and I've used e-books as well. They both have their pros and cons but I prefer a real book.

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