Great Trump Trade News on the EU, Canada and Mexico: Next Do India

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President Donald Trump has now had during his first term – three rather large global trade wins. Trump and EU Officials Agree to Work Toward ‘Zero Tariff’ Deal: “Donald Trump and European Union officials on Wednesday stepped back from a trade war as they struck a deal to work towards ‘zero’ tariffs, barriers and subsidies.” […]

Apple’s Latest Heist: Stealing Qualcomm’s IP – and Handing it to Intel

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Just on Tuesday we wrote in opposition to an op-ed – in which the author asserted protecting Intellectual Property (IP) limits one’s ability to move from job to job: “(T)hose (IP) wars ‘challenge the right and freedom to leave jobs, compete with incumbent companies, control ideas and innovate.’ What Lobel calls ‘the criminalization of employment […]

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: […]

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 […]

Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal: Great for Intellectual Property, Awful for IP Miscreants Canada and China

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President Donald Trump yesterday delivered on yet another campaign promise. He announced the demise of the very awful North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  In the alternative, we now have what he is calling “The United States-Mexico Trade Agreement.” Trump correctly prefers bilateral to multilateral deals.  Because every additional partner beyond one – dilutes the […]