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Monopoly Pricing and Monopolistic Malfeasance in a Recession

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Lo and behold a couple of weeks ago, some of the channels on my TV stopped working. I realized it when I tried to watch MSNBC’s Morning Joe, a simply must have for me first thing in the morning – great guests, good politics and economics and lots of humor. Clicking around, I realized that I had also lost a lot of other channels and none of them did I think of as premium rate channels. They included A&E, Lifetime, Bravo, the History Channel, C-Span and some silly paid programming channels. I couldn’t make rhyme or reason of the selection, but one thing was certain – I am sure that those channels come with the basic coverage. The odd thing was that a couple of other televisions I have did not have any missing channels. But I’m not a big TV watcher, so I didn’t pay much attention to this difference in reception.