Getting to Actual Free Trade Ain’t Easy – But It’s Necessary

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President Donald Trump is rightly, reasonably trying to get the planets’ nations to stop robbing US blind. It’s been global sport for decades.  We are the planet’s Super Suckers. We get robbed in a wide variety of ways.  The net result of any and all of them?  Hundreds of billions of dollars per year that […]

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 […]

Fake Free Trade: More Government There – Means Economic Destruction Here

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Many countries – most especially Communist China – subsidize their domestic products that are then sold on the global market. This isn’t free trade. Some countries – most especially Communist China – intentionally subsidize to such an extent they sell their domestic products on the global market at a loss. This isn’t free trade.  And […]