Quote: "What amazes me is that there are thousands of people who could have been whistle-blowers, from the boards of directors to corporate insiders to the accounting firms to the lawyers working for these firms to the credit-rating agencies. All these people! Would a despotic dictatorship have been more efficient in silencing them and producing the perverse incentives for them all to keep quiet? The system is so efficient that there's total silence. I mean, the Soviet Union had enough dissidents to fill Gulags." - Ralph Nader on the continuing corporate crime wave in the United States. Notes: Page 13 has a copy of a letter from Direct Media America and page 24 a copy of a letter from Comcast that are not in the index.
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Discusses Disney World "Fast Pass", Universal Studios "Universal Express", restaurant TouchPaks, self-guided tour AntennAudios and the French post office Internet terminals.
In Best of 2600 book?
Yes, page 722, Section 3 (2000 and Beyond: A Changing Landscape), Chapter 17 (Retail Hacking)
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