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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission requires bloggers to disclose any freebies or promotions they get in connection with any products they discuss.
No one gives me anything. Well, sometimes a friend of relative does, but I’m not endorsing them, either. I don’t get any kickbacks from the government of China for describing the Bayan Obo rare-earth deposit. Toyota isn’t breaking down my garage door to give me a Prius because I talk about the neodymium in its motor or the lithium in its battery. In case that should happen, I’ll be very happy to disclose the fact.
My goal is to be objective anyway, so if a company gave me a freebie, that wouldn’t guarantee much, anyhow.