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Why was the DTV transition, which has been planned for years and years, suddenly delayed by the Obama administration?  The rationales about people who weren't ready seemed very flimsy, and easily curable with very small amounts of government money.  Julian Sanchez suggested one possibility a while back:  someone with a vested financial interest has been "helping" the Obama administration with its DTV policy.

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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