To Steal or Not to Steal – A Tale of Two Opinions

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I am a huge fan of informed debate.  I have on more than a few occasions been a part of of official, organized panel discussions with representatives of both sides of this issue or that. But I have found two-sided panels to be an endangered species in Washington, D.C.  People here seem to prefer empaneling […]

Who Do You Want Setting Up the Next Internet? The United States – or China?

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Ahhh…federalism: “(T)he constitutional division of power between U.S. state governments and the federal government of the United States.” Unfortunately, this is too true: “Since the founding of the country, and particularly with the end of the American Civil War, power shifted away from the states and towards the national government.” We’ve discussed this awfulness before: […]

A Company’s Government Cronyism – Should Be Considered in Government Contracting

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We less government types have long championed the outsourcing to private companies the work government wants done.  Contracting out, as it were. Under the perfectly reasonable impression that greater private sector involvement – and conversely less government involvement – will ostensibly improve quality and performance. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly dubious proposition.  With governments […]

Even Obama Trade Rep Acknowledges: Trump Is Cleaning Up an OLD Global Trade Mess

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There was an interesting development last night. Former Obama Administration Official: Trump is Addressing ‘Longstanding’ Trade Issues: “Many of the trade issues on which U.S. President Donald Trump is now focusing have been concerns for numerous White House administrations, according to Michael Froman, who served as U.S. Trade Representative under former President Barack Obama…. “‘Different […]

The Anti-Property Mindset the Internet Has Helped Foster – and Expand

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The Internet is almost undoubtedly the most expansive, impressive creation in the history of a humanity creating things. It is a free speech-free market Xanadu. Nothing has made easier the ability to speak and reach an audience.  Steve Gutenberg and his printing press were revolutionary – the World Wide Web is exponentially more so. Nothing […]

Big Tech Censorship Demonstrates Left’s Titanic Net Neutrality Hypocrisy

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America’s Big Tech companies – have more than a few things in common. For one thing – they are massive: Apple                                                  Market Cap: $1.1 trillion Amazon                                             Market Cap: $960 billion Microsoft                                          Market Cap: $832 billion Google                                               Market Cap: $823 billion Facebook                                          Market Cap: $470 billion Netflix                                                Market Cap: $151 […]

Yet Another Leftist Anti-Energy Misdirection: Hiding Behind the Animals

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The entirety of the Leftist radical environmental movement is dangerous and stupid. Dangerous: Because it costs many, many humans their lives when they can’t heat or cool their homes because the Left has prohibited – or rendered prohibitively expensive – the energy they need to heat or cool themselves.  And because Leftist environmentalists routinely engage […]