The Tyranny of Free

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The Tyranny of Free

The internet radio service Pandora pitches artists an escalator to financial viability in the digital age, but it's just a staircase painted like an escalator — with the steps missing.

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The Tyranny of Free

FEATURE

The Tyranny of Free

The internet radio service Pandora pitches artists an escalator to financial viability in the digital age, but it's just a staircase painted like an escalator — with the steps missing.

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  • The Tyranny of Free

    The internet radio service Pandora pitches artists an escalator to financial viability in the digital age, but it's just a staircase painted like an escalator — with the steps missing.
  • Oaklanders Understood Ranked Choice Voting

    Final results show that 99.2 percent of city voters in this year's mayoral election cast valid RCV ballots.
  • Chevron's Misguided Campaign

    The oil giant's heavy-handed tactics in Richmond backfired big time — even one of its favored candidates thinks so.
  • When California Blames Victims

    Under a proposed state policy, women who face brutal acts of violence can be denied financial aid due to their involvement in sex work.
  • When the Mind Splits

    Dissociative identity disorder affects millions of people, most of whom are former child abuse victims. Why do some psychologists doubt that the condition even exists?

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