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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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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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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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Decades of Bad Global Trade Deals – Have Led to MUCH More Government Everywhere

Big government policies are, of course, antithetical to productive people engaging in useful work. Most people who do a job – find quite obnoxious the giant bites governments take out of their paychecks, efforts and time. These people are natural allies of the less government movement. But of course, big government and its advocates know this. So governments and their advocates have long been crafting | Read More »
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Bureaucracy Power Grab Comment Periods Are Always Stupid – and Often Corrupt

We have very many times discussed the very many unilateral power grabs of the very many Executive Branch departments, agencies, commissions and boards. And we have noted that a particularly stupid part of these power grab processes – is the fake democracy veneer applied that is 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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Google’s Long, Sordid History of Rampantly Abusing Its Massive Power

Uber-huge mega-company Google has been of late repeatedly buffeted by very unflattering news. Story after story demonstrating Google’s corporate philosophy of using its massive power to bend others to its will – and break those who won’t. Some of us have been chronicling this for years. But now it is breaking into the very mainstream. The Dutch boy removing his digit from the Google news | Read More »
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