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Thank You, Mister President: Trump Saves the Internet of Everything from China

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

China’s Invisible Hand
Ain’t So Great –
and Ain’t So Invisible

There was underway a highly disquieting hostile Tech Sector takeover.

Corporate wrecking ball Broadcom – the Singapore king of breaking big companies into little sellable pieces – was looking to unpleasantly acquire United States innovation company Qualcomm.

Qualcomm is the chief reason why We the People are the global leaders on all things wireless – cellular networks, cell phones and all the attending amazingness.

To cite but one of countless examples, it was a woman Qualcomm engineer who invented the way cell phones can connect to the Internet. (In a personal geek moment – I got to meet her. Very cool.)

This was a quantum moment. Think of the hundreds of billions of dollars of economic activity that one invention alone unleashed.

Qualcomm has spent the last two decades – and tens of billions of dollars – creating all sorts of amazing things like this. Thereby leading the charge towards the next monster revolution – Fifth Generation (5G) wireless: More

National Security: US Needs to Stop Singapore’s Gordon Gekko from Handing the Internet to China

Seton Motley | Red State | RedState.com

Indeed They Do

The analysis to follow – requires the definition of several terms.

We’ll begin with two.

Gordon Gekko: “(A) fictional character in the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’ and its 2010 sequel ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.’ The character (is) a ruthless and wildly wealthy investor and corporate raider….”

Corporate Raider: “A corporate raider is an investor who buys a large number of shares in a corporation….The large share purchase would give the corporate raider significant voting rights, which could then be used to push changes in the company’s leadership and management….

“A corporate raider might want to see certain assets and business lines divested from the company, possibly to unlock the value of the asset or to remove a detriment to the company’s bottom line. That could include eliminating offices and production facilities that are costly to maintain.” More

Intellectual Property: No One Understands Theft Better – Than The People Being Robbed

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

How Could You Steal From This Face?

I am a retired musician. I play three instruments and sing. And most important from a prospective remuneration perspective – I wrote the stuff we sang and played.

I never sold my goal of fifteen million records – so here I sit before you now.

But life’s rules are immutable. And writing about them – in song, or essay, or free verse or whatever – changes them not a whit.

I was a hopeful records-seller residing in Austin, Texas – “The Live Music Capital of the World” – when stolen-music-website Napster burst on to the scene. From which you could download tens of thousands of songs – without paying a penny for any.

I steadfastly refused to illegally steal any tunes from Napster. But in Austin I was surrounded by musicians – and I can not recall a single one of them who didn’t illegally steal from Napster. More

Intellectual Property Crisis: U.S. Drops Out of the Top Ten in Innovation Ranking

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

We’re Losing the
Entirety of the Economy Cloud

We are in the very first stages of what is now – and will for a long, long time be – a global Information Economy.

In which more and more of what we produce – is of the mind. And less and less reliant on muscle.

We are no longer an Agrarian Economy – where the vast majority of Americans make their living off the land.

We are in the latter stages of an Industrial Economy – where the vast majority of Americans make their living via manufacturing.

To be clear – to paraphrase Mark Twain – the stories of manufacturing’s death are highly exaggerated. As President Donald Trump is proving – with manufacturers beginning to return in droves to America’s shores.

But even with things Agricultural and Industrial – life is always made better with products of the mind. More

We Need to Fully Populate FTC Leadership – to Stop Residual Obama Awfulness

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Time to Cut the Obama Ties that Bind

Now as anyone who knows me knows – I am not one to lightly call for more government in any way, shape matter or form.

And I am a HUGE fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to Executive Branch staffing.

Trump: No Plans to Fill ‘Unnecessary’ Appointed Positions: “‘I look at some of the jobs and it’s people over people over people. I say, “What do all these people do?” You don’t need all those jobs.’”

Trump is absolutely, 100% correct. And has been absolutely, 100% consistent.

Here Are the Federal Agencies Trump Plans to Cut as President

To wit:

EPA Staff to Get Cut in Half

Amen and Hallelujah. More

Reversing Obama, Trump is Protecting and Thus Promoting Intellectual Property

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Before – and After

The Barack Obama Administration was eight years of absolutely awful – in innumerable, incalculable ways.

Obama had every one of the very many tentacles of the Bureaucracy Leviathan – actively attacking the private sector.

The Donald Trump Administration is thus far, thankfully, the anti-Obama Administration. Undoing so very much of the precedent awful.

Obama – Obamacare. Trump – kills the awful Obamacare individual mandate. With hopefully more repealing to come.

Obama – Net Neutrality and a New Deal phone law power grab of the Internet. Trump – rescinds it. More

Gorsuch-ed Supreme Court May End Feds’ Anti-Constitution Patent-Destroying Board

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Here’s to a Krispy Kreme Morning

Isn’t a Constitutionally-minded Supreme Court a spectacular thing? That is – the times when we actually get one.

Unfortunately, we far too often still have to rely on what Justice Anthony Kennedy has for breakfast on any particular decision morning.

But on a case-by-case basis – things can appear very law-and-order in our nation’s highest slate in the Judicial Branch.

One of these seemingly optimistic moments – involves something about which we wrote about a month ago:

PTAB: DCs Latest Unaccountable, Power Grabbing Government Board: “Government is always looking to expand its ability to lord over the private sector. Congress has done far more than its part – passing all sorts of laws that have very little to do with the Constitution and its extraordinarily limited role for the federal government.…. More

Righting Another Obama Wrong: Re-Protecting Intellectual Property

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

A Very Welcome Change of Direction

The Barack Obama Administration was absolutely awful on intellectual property (IP).

Obama, Inc. set very many arms of the federal Leviathan to actively attacking IP protections.

Obama, Inc. sicced on IP the Department of Justice (DoJ) and its Federal Trade Commission (FTC). IP is a Constitutionally protected concept – protected in practice by the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s issuance of patents, trademarks and copyrights. These IP protections grant their holders exclusive use of the ideas behind them.

The Obama FTC’s antitrust division ignored the Constitution and its own USPTO – and sued the government-issued IP protections…for being exclusively used by the government-issued IP-protections-holders.

With Congress, Obama, Inc. created within the USPTO the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Which turned the USPTO’s mission on its head – from an agency issuing patents…to one destroying them. More

PTAB: DCs Latest Unaccountable, Power Grabbing Government Board

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Because It Is Apparent DC
Doesn’t Care About This Definition

Government is always looking to expand its ability to lord over the private sector.

Congress has done far more than its part – passing all sorts of laws that have very little to do with the Constitution and its extraordinarily limited role for the federal government.

But Congress doing all that overreaching itself – eventually brought some angered scrutiny from We the People. Congress doesn’t care what we think, mind you – they just don’t want to hear it from us.

So about a century ago government began erecting myriad, unelected Executive Branch departments, agencies, commissions and boards. To unilaterally add those very many busy hands to the power grabbing government was doing.

But that too drew angered scrutiny from We the People. Because even though these very many departments, agencies commissions and boards aren’t elected – the President who oversees them is. And if it’s possible, the President likes hearing it from us even less than does Congress. More

Obama’s Anti-American, Anti-IP Global Avalanche Is Finally Opposed…Elsewhere

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Sadly, Obama Also Exported This

The Barack Obama Administration was seriously anti-American. I do not say this lightly.

Evidence is coming to light all over the world that the Administration routinely, actively worked against American interests – seemingly everywhere any American was interested.

We last week chronicled how Todd Robinson – the Administration’s Ambassador to Guatemala – worked with Guatemalan environmentalist radical groups to coach them to sue an American company that had invested $1 billion in a Guatemalan silver mine.

The Administration’s Ambassador then pressured the Guatemalan government to appoint radical Left judges – who then presided over the cases the Administration’s Ambassador had coached the local environmental radical groups to file.

Not exactly an America First approach, is it?

Some of the Administration’s anti-American foreign work – began at home. And in our next particular instance – very late in the Administration game: More