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– May 10, 2022

“Twitter users who have grown accustomed to surrendering their critical thinking to warning labels placed on others’ Tweets may need a period of adjustment. A new batch of pro-free-speech labels might just do the trick.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Modern Day Bills of Exchange

– May 10, 2022

“Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency more generally, allows us to look at issues related to exchange, money, payments, and finance through a new lens.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson

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A Reality Czar? What Could Possibly Go Wrong.

– May 8, 2022

“So who could be trusted as the reality czar? No one. That is why Democrats never suggested one when Trump was in office. In politics, truth is subservient to power.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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The Future Will Be Flatter than Ever

– May 6, 2022

“Thomas Friedman declared in his 2005 book The World is Flat, that the world is flat. This “flattening” (or leveling of the playing field, as we might think of it) continues today in radically new ways that Friedman may not have imagined.” ~ Emile Phaneuf

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Betting on Social Media

– May 6, 2022

“MIBM platforms don’t need thought police or feckless fact checkers, they need to enable the types of nonviolent signals and claims markets long found in taverns. The recent easing of gambling laws in many states will help.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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AOL, Elon Musk, and Twitter

– May 5, 2022

“Nothing lasts forever. What’s true applies to Twitter. To pretend that so much importance can be derived from one company and its owner is just childish, and it insults the greatest country on earth.” ~ John Tamny

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Three Topics for Young Political Economists

– April 19, 2022

“I would claim that the growth of platforms that allow peer-to-peer cooperation, and foster the low-cost commodification of excess capacity, are likely to change our relations to work, to ownership, and to each other.” ~ Michael Munger

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More Poison from Twitter

– April 18, 2022

“Taking away this valuable shareholder option without their consent is not in owners’ interests, as commonly reflected by negative stock price changes when poison pills are adopted without shareholder approval.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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The Panic Reveals So Much: Elon Musk, Twitter, and the Digital Public Sphere

– April 18, 2022

“The proposed buyout of Twitter – targeting the curated reality of the powerful – pushed the aggressively anti-free-expression agenda out into the light. Censorship serves the powerful, and, as Greenwald notes, ‘the panic reveals so much.'” ~ Laura Williams

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Delta Doesn’t Owe Me More Legroom

– April 16, 2022

“By offering bigger seats and more legroom, airlines are essentially asking if we’re ready to cover the cost of providing the additional comfort. When we choose cheaper, less comfortable economy class seats, we’re saying ‘No, thank you.’” ~ Art Carden

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‘The Founders’ Is an Excellent Book

– April 16, 2022

“For now, it should be said that Soni has written an essential book about some remarkable people. What an achievement by Jimmy Soni in telling the story of PayPal, and the amazing people who made it happen.” ~ John Tamny

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Antitrust Crackdowns On Big Tech Won’t Help Consumers

– April 14, 2022

“If antitrust actions go too far, it wouldn’t deliver us an era of perfect competition or vast choices. It would deny internet consumers of innovative options and stall the entrepreneurial forces that have allowed them to grow and provide value.” ~ Yaël Ossowski

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