Category Archives: free markets

To produce and consume

To produce and to consume are integral to any human’s basic survival. The right and the left have managed to turn these functions into political enterprises by pitting consumer against producer; by creating producer interests and consumer rights. In short, … Continue reading

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Why wouldn’t government want Comcast and Google to manage your information?

American households represent untapped information that government wants to grow, harvest, and exploit. Local, state, and federal governments have data on your birth, your matriculation through school, your educational status, your income, your health records, your marital status, the schools … Continue reading

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The anarcho-capitalist perspective on net neutrality. Keep the State out

Today the Federal Communications Commission voted on a notice of proposed rule making that repeals net neutrality rules put in place by the Commission in 2015. The rules classified broadband access services as a telecommunications service, taking it out of … Continue reading

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A more precise preamble to the American Constitution

“We the Investors in the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Corporation, establish Contract, Property, Tort, and Criminal Law, insure domestic Tranquility by regulating the behavior of our Wage Earners and Slaves (otherwise known as Citizens), provide … Continue reading

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The impermanence of the black American community

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines community as: “Any group living in the same area or having interests, work, etc.in common; the general public; a sharing in common.” The recent exchange between President Donald Trump and journalist April Ryan during a … Continue reading

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You didn’t prepare for global trade. I shed no tears.

During the 2016 election cycle in the United States, Americans have been expressing concern over international trade. Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have discussed trade matters such as the Trans Pacific Partnership and the North American Free Trade Agreement … Continue reading

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Refining @FCC’s role on privacy

The Federal Communications Commission has been amplifying its preference as the protector of consumers particularly under the stewardship of current chairman Tom Wheeler. The Commission has overstepped the boundaries established for consumer protection in the Communications Act of 1934. The … Continue reading

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A war on #capital is not what we need

It is unfortunate that Bernie Sanders has reduced the political economy down to a battle between the wealthy and the rest of us. Since Mr. Sanders is an uber-statist there should be no surprise that he would leave government off … Continue reading

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Let’s give labor and the producer the full credit

The U.S. Department of Labor today release its Jobs Situation Report. The labor market saw an increase of 242,000 and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%, the traditional indicator of full employment. I suspect the Obama supporters will heap praises … Continue reading

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On #poverty, .@RepPaulRyan’s approach is too top-down

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Representative Paul J. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, shared his thoughts on the appropriate fiscal approach for resolving the issue of poverty in the United States.  In his piece Mr. Ryan tries to … Continue reading

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