Monopoly: ‘One Size Fits All’ – Fits Hardly Anyone At All

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I’m 6’5” – and a bit of a weight gym rat. “One Size Fits All” – just about never, ever fits me. In fact, “One Size Fits All”…is a monopoly – and thus fits hardly anyone at all. One-size-fits-none monopolies – are always a bad idea. Government monopolies are particularly awful. To wit: Government-medicine Medicare.  […]

Intellectual Property: Constitutional, and Crucial to Economic and National Security

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The Founding Fathers – were exceedingly intelligent individuals.  They established for us with their Constitution a framework – which allowed us to create the most successful society in humanity’s history. And the Founding Fathers – loved Intellectual Property (IP).  Because they knew how vital its protection was to their fledgling nation. Behold the Constitution’s Article […]

The Natural Art of the Government Shakedown

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“Human nature” – actually applies to way more than just humans. Gazelles – like to consume vegetables.  It’s their nature. Cheetahs – like to consume meat.  It’s their nature. Governments – like to consume constituents.  It’s their nature. Seventh century B.C. Greece’s philosopher Aesop – understood it way back when. Timeless wisdom – is timeless […]

Thanks to the Trump FCC for Limiting Local Government Shakedowns

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Too many local governments look at their business permitting processes – as opportunities to gouge the companies simply trying to provide goods and services to the people who live there. This is certainly the case with companies that provide Internet access. As we diligently work to ensure everyone in America is connected – and win […]

Localities Shouldn’t Be Dictating (Inter-)National Policy

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Federalism is too infrequently mentioned. And when it does come up – it is woefully misrepresented and abused. Let’s check with our old friend Merriam Webster: “The distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent units.” Our Constitution is fully imbued with decentralized federalism. The Founding […]

We Are Surrounded by Intellectual Property – Until We Aren’t

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Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor. For which Cruise has to thank genetics, astronomical-odds-beating luck – and rigidly protective copyright laws. These Intellectual Property (IP) statutes protect the movies in which Cruise appears.  Thereby ensuring said flicks are (mostly) commercially available in formats on which he and […]