I’m not sure what you’re buying from Amazon or other online stores, but it probably doesn’t amount to much of a regressive tax. Sales tax is regressive because of common, routine purchases like food and clothing. These items are generally not purchased online. Do you know of a study that projects how regressive an online sales tax would be?
Well it seems like the bearded gentleman was rude himself for wearing a white T-shirt to work on the day he was supposed to be hawking his company’s most exciting new technology to a reporter with one of the biggest tech sites, and then didn’t even follow-up with an email or a business card!
He doesn’t write about tech a whole lot, but he used to be a full-time website manager/consultant and you can’t take away his kindle books (he does sometimes review new reading tech like Kindle and iPad). Despite his running counter of over 9 years of posting a blog every single day, about once a year he takes a week-long clean break from everything digital: the internet, cell phones, TV screens. A couple years ago he wrote a book about the ever encroaching Internet and its effect on people, called “The Next Story” (linked in above blogpost). As always, he has a few good insights on what we can learn about ourselves from Paul Miller.