DC Again Misidentifies a Problem – For Crony, Self-Serving Reasons

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In the great Aaron Sorkin based-upon-real-life movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” there is a brief yet very apt exchange between Texas Representative Charlie Wilson and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos: Wilson: “No, I don’t understand…because I’m stupid.” Avrakotos: “No, you’re not stupid – you’re just in Congress.” In the area of pharmaceuticals and their national and international […]

Amazon: Government – And Its Crony, Monopoly Straight-Jacket

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Every intellectually honest person acknowledges government its own self – is a monopoly. Only the government Post Office can legally deliver First Class mail – because government has made it illegal for anyone else to do so. As a flood victim of Hurricane Irma – I can assure you government monopoly flood insurance is…mind-meltingly awful. […]

The New EU Trade Deal: No One Likes Tariffs – Which Is Why Trump Imposes Them

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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 […]

Amazon Is Having a Real Problem Staying Online and Operational

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Amazon is the king of online retail.  In getting there, they have engaged in many anti-competitive practices…to destroy and then become brick-and-mortar retail. And a really well kept secret – is that retail isn’t Amazon’s most successful business. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is.  That is richest-man-in-the-history-of-the-planet Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ cloud computer backup company. Amazon’s […]

The Biggest Impediment to Better Internet? Local Governments

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Thanks to the obscene over-officiousness of the Barack Obama Administration, we have spent much of our time the less decade or so discussing the incredible damage the federal government can do – and was doing – to…everything. Obama’s outsized over-officiousness – certainly warranted the outsized extra attention.  Because his one-size-fits-none government impositions – left no […]