Network Neutrality is absolutely awful policy. It is a huge government imposition on the entirety of the Internet. It has zero business being even considered – by any nation laying even the remotest claim to being a free market economy.
Net Neutrality is a ginormous Fourth Amendment violation. Private Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have spent more than $1 trillion building their Web networks. Net Neutrality mandates nigh limitless government access to – and control of – those networks. Net Neutrality is no Probable Cause, no Warrants – just one humongous, all-encompassing, infinite Unreasonable Search and Seizure.
Net Neutrality is a ginormous First Amendment violation. Private ISPs can assemble – or not assemble – their private networks…any way they wish. Completely free from government interference or imposition. And in those privately assembled spaces – speak any way they wish. Completely free from government interference or imposition. Net Neutrality dumps all over all of this.
You don’t hear too many anti-Net Neutrality, free market, defenders-of-Reality people – make these particular Constitutional cases. I believe this has been a giant mistake. Constitutional rights should always be expressly defended – whenever they are under attack. (more…)
We have spent the last near-decade pointing out the Tech World media – is just as obnoxious and Leftist as the broader media. A microcosm of the massive Jurassic Press – all of which has been screwing conservatives and free marketers for decades.
In fact, we have noted that over the last near-decade – a three-way merger has occurred. Between the media, the Tech World media – and Tech World itself.
“Our recurring joke – that is itself a ceaselessly recurring joke – is when we mention the ‘Media-Left,’ we always follow it with ‘please pardon the redundancy.’ The Media-Left merger is now seamless. I could hand you a New York Times article and a Daily Kos article – and you would be hard pressed to determine which is which (aside from the latter’s propensity for profanity)….
“Because the Internet has transmogrified the landscape for all things news – and ‘news.’ The benchmark of Media success is with ever-decreasing frequency subscriptions sold – and with ever-increasing frequency clicks generated. (more…)
What’s news is: The Tech World mega-companies’ ability to do all of this – in such new, creative and innovative ways.
What’s news is: The Tech World mega-companies’ getting increasingly called out on the carpet – yet continuing unabated to abuse their nigh-limitless power.
What’s news is: It seems, finally, the Valley’s nigh-limitless power – and thus its ability to abuse the daylight out of anyone they wish, which they seem to revel in doing – is rubbing more and more people the wrong way. (more…)
When I attended primary school, a popular insult amongst the students (please pardon the crassness, we were kids) was “Sucks to be you.”
As we’ve previously noted – life is high school on steroids. Which President Donald Trump seems to grasp better than most. He applied this knowledge to accomplish oh-so-very-much in the private sector – and is doing so again as President.
It is how Trump is approaching the half-century-old global trade nightmare mess he inherited.
The United States on trade – has been the fool of the world. We have been a virtually open channel to any goods and services from any and everywhere (including really awful places like China). While we have let any and everyone everywhere – impose all sorts of tariffs and import-limits on our stuff.
Meanwhile, we hardly subsidize anything – while they subsidize the daylight of just about everything. (more…)
I’m incessantly harangued by pin heads – about everything.
But for the purposes at hand – we will focus on the pin heads who are dying to catch me in hypocrisies when it comes to my desire for less government.
Let us begin with the fact that my organization is called “Less Government” – not “ No Government.”
I remember being accused on television by host Thom Hartmann that I wanted America to be Somalia – i.e. a lawless rambling wreck. To which I responded “I want to be somewhere between $4-trillion-per-year (our current federal budget) – and Somalia. Closer to Somalia – but somewhere in betwixt.”
I am a Constitutionalist. And the Constitution calls for federal spending on some things. Pin heads routinely chastise me for wanting to spend money – on which the Constitution mandates we spend money. Because they are pin heads. (more…)