The Economic Implications of Drones

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A drone on display at Interpolitex. Posted to Wikimedia Commons by Vitaly V. Kuzmin.

Conversations about drones usually revolve around the ethics of using them in warfare or the possibility of using them for surveillance. Both of these are important issues, but they are not the only issues at play.

The emergence of drones, particularly in everyday life, could have drastic impacts on the economy and on the livelihoods of the working class.

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Taylor Swift’s Feud with Apple (and Spotify) and Who Else It Hurts

 

When Taylor Swift pulled her album 1989 from iTunes, she was doing it to take a stand against Apple’s decision to stop paying royalties to artists. . She faced a similar situation last year when she pulled her music from Spotify “…because she felt that offering music to users for free was a devaluation of the art form.”

Swift was well within her rights to pull her music, of course, but it is important to consider everyone affected by this- everyone, including the fans

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