Private Sector Internet: Delivering Greatness – Of Which Government Can’t Even Conceive

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A fortnight ago we yet again addressed the truism: Bad ideas never die – because there will always be government programs. Britain’s Labour Party Says They’ll Have Government Seize Private Broadband Networks: “Behold – from the Olde Country: “‘Britain’s opposition Labour Party plans to nationalise BT’s broadband network to provide free internet for all if […]

Big Tech Data Monsters Seek Data Collection Cronyism from Government

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In politics and policy, as in all things – size matters. Small numbers – are smaller than big numbers. To wit: Fake Indian and Democrat Senator/presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren – just received an endorsement for her effort to garner a promotion. Warren Campaign Wins the Endorsement of Black Womxn For: “On Thursday, she snagged an […]

Not All Lobbyists Are Created Equal – Or Are Equally Bad

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“Lobbyist” has become a dirty word in DC. As have many words and practices – that are expressly protected by the Constitution. Because DC is $4.5-trillion-per-year-in-spending and $1+-trillion-in-regulating – that is mostly antithetical to the Constitution. Behold the relevant portion of the Constitution’s First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…abridging…the right of the people peaceably…to […]

How Did Big Tech Get So Big? Massive Government Cronyism – Like Section 230

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Today’s thought foray – requires us to define a few terms.  First: Internet Service Providers (ISPs): The companies that have in the last quarter-century invested more than a trillion dollars – building the actual Internet.  Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, AT&T, etc.  The companies that laid the Information Superhighway – upon which all the rest of […]

The NBA, South Park and Communist China: The Very High Price of Fake ‘Free Trade’

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Behold the 21st Century’s diet version of an “international incident”: Could a Tweet Sink the (National Basketball Association) NBA’s Business Relationships in China? It’s Complicated: “(A) single tweet from a general manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong could threaten that relationship and affect the way the public here and abroad views the league’s intentions on […]

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 […]