As of August 20, nearly 40,000 Facebook users are reported to have “claimed” an offer from Rosetta Stone to save “$350 off last year’s price on select Rosetta Stone products.” It appears that none of them actually received what they were promised. Is this a significant market failure?
Category Archives: Ftc
We’ve posted several times on “carbon neutrality” — how it’s defined, how environmentalists are split between CO2 Puritans and Pragmatists, and further ramifications of their conflict centering on the nascent market carbon offsets (see here and here). Supporters say buying offsets is an effective and justifiable way to compensate for CO2 emissions. Opponents liken carbon offsets to the indulgences sold by the pre-Reformation Roman Catholic Church.
The Gasoline Crisis
Part 11: Gasoline prices are down, bill to eliminate the ethanol tariff is filed, buried insights from the FTC, and an essay on celulosic biomass (!)
Bits and pieces from today’s news, including more than you probably wanted to know about switch grass. Also, Neutral Source has dredged up November 2005 Federal Trade Commission testimony in response to the last time Members of Congress alleged nefarious conduct in the gasoline business.