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The Economics Of Netflix Password Sharing

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Sharing is caring. Unless you care about the bottom lines of streaming services wrote Ashley Rodriguez:

  • 12% of American adults who use streaming services say they’ve used the password of someone outside their household.
  • Those most likely to do so are between 18 and 24.
  • Using some assumptions, if Netflix cracked down on password sharing, it could make about $391 million more a year.
  • With annual revenues of $8.8 billion this would represent 4.4% growth.
  • Given that Netflix has been growing 20% a year it’s likely not worth it for the streaming service. But if growth slows it’s possible Netflix executives will start looking into it.

Read more on Quartz.

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ahofer
4 days ago
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They actually facilitate it, with separate sub-accounts for different family members.
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'Dunkirk' and the Great Films That Won't Be Made

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan arrive at the 'Dunkirk' World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

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ahofer
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This article kind of reveals a flaw in its premise when you get to "ending up on HBO".
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"I wish McCain well, but I hope he sees the irony..."

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"... of his delaying a vote on a bill to deprive millions of his fellow citizens of health care and downgrade the care of millions more while his own surgery and recovery are fully covered by his gold plated US Senate health insurance, courtesy of US taxpayers."

The second-highest-rated comment on "McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say" (NYT).

Nothing like brain surgery to tune up your sense of irony.

Brain Surgery Irony... sounds like an album title from 1973.

Oh! I'm thinking of Brain Salad Surgery.

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ahofer
6 days ago
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McCain is worth over $100mm. It doesn't make much difference.
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freeAgent
6 days ago
And healthcare reform is dead anyway. It looks like it isn't going to happen under Trump unless there's a real crisis.
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"'There’s a basic human right that everybody’s entitled to a sexual life,' Professor Sharkey said."

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"But is the basic human right to a sexual life the same as a universal entitlement to a young, attractive woman? Because that is what it is being subverted into here."

From "The Trouble With Sex Robots," by Laura Bates... in the NYT, which declines to offer a comments section for this one. It's ironic, because the topic is that sex with a robot excludes the "pesky" interaction with a human being who might not just go along with you.
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ahofer
6 days ago
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What is with all this inventing positive rights? You have a right to pursue this without interference from the government. Not a right to the thing itself which, as is amply clear from the example, would have to be synthesized (with resources from someone else) or taken from someone else directly. This way lies madness.
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OKAY, CAN WE JUST DECLARE THEM LEGALLY INSANE? Feminist Magazine Explains Why You Must Not Gender Yo…

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OKAY, CAN WE JUST DECLARE THEM LEGALLY INSANE? Feminist Magazine Explains Why You Must Not Gender Your Pets.

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ahofer
7 days ago
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better gender them before neutering.
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Are the people in Middletown, Ohio “killers”?

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As their budgets strain, communities have begun questioning how much money and effort they should be spending to deal with overdoses, especially in cases involving people who have taken near-fatal overdoses multiple times. State and local officials say it might be time for “tough love”: pushing soaring medical costs onto drug abusers or even limiting how many times first responders can save an individual’s life.

“It’s not that I don’t want to treat overdose victims, it’s that the city cannot afford to treat overdose victims,” said Middletown Council Member Daniel Picard, noting this industrial town in northern Butler County might have to raise taxes in response to the crisis.

Often, the only thing separating whether an overdose victim goes to the hospital instead of the morgue is a dose of naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

Two doses of an injectable form of naloxone, Evzio, cost $4,500, up from $690 in 2014. The price of other forms of the drug, including the nasally administered Narcan, typically range from $70 to $150 per dose, officials say.

…Here in Ohio, first responders say it’s not uncommon for overdose victims to have previously been revived with naloxone at least a half-dozen times.

…Picard, the council member, has proposed a controversial three-strikes policy in which first responders wouldn’t administer Narcan to repeated overdose victims.

Here is the Tim Craig at WaPo story.  I do not know what is the proper response to such opioid cases, or how much money should be spent.  I do know that somewhere, somehow a line has to be drawn.  And if you are reading a discussion of health care policy that does not acknowledge such a line, and set out possible standards for it, beware of sophistry and illusion.

The post Are the people in Middletown, Ohio “killers”? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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ahofer
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"" I do know that somewhere, somehow a line has to be drawn. And if you are reading a discussion of health care policy that does not acknowledge such a line, and set out possible standards for it, beware of sophistry and illusion.
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