Let’s Not Over-Regulate Cryptocurrencies into a Chinese Monopoly

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Like most people, the mysterious world of digital currencies remains for the most part…well, a bit of a mystery. I’ve occasionally dived into some readings on cryptocurrencies – and found the water to be a little chilly.  I do get the basic gist.  And I certainly understand the desire to end run governments – with […]

How Does One Stop Cronyism? One Crony at a Time

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The federal government spends a whopping four trillion dollars per year.  And prior to the Donald Trump Administration’s most overdue and much appreciated mass regulatory reductions – the federal government regulated at a compliance cost of two trillion dollars per year. That’s six trillion dollars per year worth of power – lorded over a country […]

Bezos and His Amazon Continue to Royally Rip Off Taxpayers

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This last week delivered us an end to a nauseating year-plus saga. Which consisted of the World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos private jetting himself all around the nation.  So as to have government after government promise to hand him ever larger piles of our money – in exchange for Bezos choosing their locale to locate […]

When Campaign Finance ‘Transparency’ – Ain’t At All Transparent

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In no small part because of very stupid, anti-First Amendment campaign finance “reform” laws – there exist non-profit entities that were created to allow us to engage in government-approved-and-limited political speech. The three most populous such federal entities – are colloquially named after their Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code designations.  They are the 501(C)3, […]

The Trump Administration Shouldn’t Help Big Music Rob Songwriters

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Whenever the issue of songwriting royalties arises, the most common reaction is “Wait a second – the federal government sets music royalty rates?” Yes – sad, but true. Trump Signs Sweeping New Music Licensing Legislation: “The bipartisan act addresses music licensing and royalty legislation, among other issues related to music rights….. “The legislation includes a […]

China is Looking to Dominate Infrastructure – in the US

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Our forty-plus year relationship with Communist China has been, on the main, really, REALLY awful for our country. China has taken from us tens of trillions of dollars and tens of millions of jobs. Communist China has stolen tens of trillions of dollars more – of our Intellectual Property (IP) and via mandated technology transfers. […]