Monday, November 16, 2009

The Margin versus the Average - von Finckenstein versus Engelhart

Engaelhart (Rogers) has tried to explain to von Finckenstein (CRTC head gonzo) that if we consumers have to spend extra money on being able to watch television stations on our local cable provider we might want to revert to watch those stations over the air, if the cable company could cut our fees by removing those stations from our cable offerings. I think this is a great idea. I would move that way overnight.
von Finckelstein objects that 90% of Canadians watch those stations by cable! What a dumb response, confusing the average with the margin.
Are these CRTC commissioners this ignorant? I think so.
Could we possibly require that commissioners take an initial course in economics? Probably not, as they are political positions.


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