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Yet Another Deep State Swamp Creature Committing Crony Insurrection

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Our old friend Merriam Webster and his dictionary tell us: Insurrection: “An act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.” The Donald Trump Administration is our nation’s established government.  Well, one-third of it, anyway.  This Administration was established – by a vote by We the People in 2016. The way things […]

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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.  […]

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When Two Companies Control 90% of the Market – It’s Not a Free Market

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Many self-described free marketeers vociferously oppose antitrust laws: “Antitrust laws also referred to as competition laws, are statutes developed by the U.S. government to protect consumers from predatory business practices. They ensure that fair competition exists in an open-market economy. “These laws have evolved along with the market, vigilantly guarding against would-be monopolies and disruptions to the […]

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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 […]

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Open Letter to Congress – On the Attempt to Create a Government Music Royalty Non-Profits

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To the Members of Congress – House and Senate, Bizarrely, the federal government has set music royalty payment rates for decades.  What songwriters get paid – is determined by…you guys and gals.  Rather than by private negotiations between the private parties involved.  There exists the government middle man. You are currently considering the Music Modernization […]