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Why Don’t We Want More Government in the Internet? IDK…China, Maybe?

We less government types have all along the way opposed the ridiculous policy known as Network Neutrality. For a whole host of rational, reasonable free market and free speech reasons. Because more government is always bad for all things free market and free speech. And Net Neutrality is a dramatic increase in government’s involvement in the Internet. We have all along the way warned that | Read More »
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Behold the Two Dumb Definitions of the Dumb Phrase ‘Patent Troll’

Those of us who appreciate a free market economy that actually has vim and vigor – know we need Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Even more so now in our 21st Century Information Economy: “Economy in which knowledge is the primary raw material and source of value.” And how do we protect “knowledge” – “the primary raw material and source of value?” With IP protections – | Read More »
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Net Neutrality is Stupid Policy, Has Never Been Popular – and Needs to Finally Go Away

We have on numerous occasions detailed how titanically stupid Network Neutrality is. It in the early 2000s actually began as four innocuous items – to which no one at all objected. Consumers are entitled to access the lawful Internet content of their choice. Consumers are entitled to run applications and services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement. Consumers are entitled to | Read More »
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Penny Wise-Pound Foolish is Bad Government Policy

We want less government – in all things. This is not a moment-to-moment, transient concept. This is an overarching, timeless desire. We are not short-sighted in this pursuit. This sometimes means spending a little more government money up front – to save a whole lot of government money later. Spending a little government coin now on a border wall and better border enforcement – will | Read More »
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Those in Subsidized Houses – Shouldn’t Throw Crony Government Accusations

We less-government-types want to see an end to as much government subsidy money and protectionism as possible. We who understand economics and human nature – realize the omni-directional warping that government causes. For instance, too many people do the subsidized thing – creating massive surpluses, and attending massive losses. Surplus Wheat Production Resulting in Heavy Losses: “Atif Ikram Sheikh – who is also Group Leader | Read More »
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83% Bots: We Told You the Power Grab ‘Comment Period’ is Titanically Stupid

We have rather recently delved into the scintillating stupidity of the government bureaucracy “Comment Period”: “One of the ways these agencies attempt to cover up their unilateral power grabs – is with a veneer of alleged We the People participation. Behold the utter dumbness of the ‘Comment Period.’ “Where some agency of which you’ve never heard – and to whom you’ve elected no one – | Read More »
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Why Are So Many Republicans So Stupid About Patents?

It boggles the mind how monstrously dumb the Republican Party can be. They ain’t called “The Stupid Party” for nothing. To wit: The GOP has spent the last seven years winning more than 1,000 elective offices up and down the ballot – in large part because Obamacare has been such an unmitigated disaster. They spent great swaths of that time – campaigning very vigorously on | Read More »
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Obamacare Democrats – Now Promise ‘Affordable’ Government Internet ‘For All’

Obamacare’s official legislative name was, of course, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Washington, D.C. is very good at naming things. DC remains very terrible at doing things. Patients haven’t been protected by the law – they’ve been assaulted by it. And affordability was exterminated at the moment of enactment. All of the Obamacare promises – were a lie. Obama: Health Insurance for All | Read More »
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Government Mandating Maximums and Minimums is Almost Always Awful

Those of us who understand rudimentary economics – and/or those of us who have paid any attention at all to the last half century-plus – know the government mandating maximums and minimums is a ridiculously bad idea. Republican President Richard Nixon imposed (wage and) price controls – maximums on what can be charged. How’d that go? It was a part of Nixon government-mandating flurry that | Read More »
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More Broadband Access for Everyone? Get Rid of the Massive Government Taxes and Fees

One of the very many avenues the Left uses as an excuse to grow government – is the alleged “digital divide.” The number of people who do not have access to Internet service – contrasted with the number who do. Broadband Digital Divide ‘Becoming a Chasm’: “There is ‘growing digital inequality between…the rich and the poor…’ says the United Nations’ Broadband Commission in its latest | Read More »
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