Topic: Technology

The Screen of Gyges

– April 19, 2023

“Lousy information will continue contaminating the noosphere until we figure out how to incentivize truth-tracking. So it’s not just that we must set up systems that better track the truth (innovation). We must set ourselves up to better track the truth (wisdom).” ~ Max Borders


Caitlin Long: Fighting for Economic Freedom (Video)

– April 16, 2023

“In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand spoke with Caitlin Long, founder of Custodia, a financial institution anchored around bitcoin, sound money, and safe banking.” ~ AIER


Online Security Concerns Shouldn’t Enable a Surveillance State

– April 15, 2023

“Historical and empirical evidence proves that a decentralized economy leads to progress and prosperity, so we should enable our digital economy with the same approach.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Will AI Eat Our Lunch or Make It?

– April 6, 2023

“Chefs, servers, and hosts often have a wide set of skills that cannot be easily replicated by AI technologies, which suggests fears of AI’s unemployment effects are overblown.” ~ Byron Carson & Katie Pitcher


A CBDC Would Not Be Money in the Sense Used in the Constitution

– April 5, 2023

“A CBDC is not money because it is not a physical-bearer instrument, but rather by its very nature is trackable and cancellable, like a check or credit card payment.” ~ Robert E. Wright


A Revolution in Public Transportation From A Town You Wouldn’t Expect

– March 27, 2023

“It’s taken more than a hundred years for low-density cities to recognize that public transportation works far better in a point-to-point model, using private-public partnerships.” ~ Craig J. Richardson


When It Comes to Big Tech and Monopoly Power: Patience is a Virtue, Antitrust is a Vice

– March 25, 2023

“Whether it’s Lina Khan at the FTC or Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren in Congress, antitrust advocates should take a hard look in the mirror. The only true monopoly within the US marketplace is where these politicians are fulfilling their posts.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


What the US Can Learn From Taiwan’s Success in Chip Manufacturing

– March 16, 2023

“Taiwan’s semiconductor companies succeeded not because of grants and subsidies, but from their ability to innovate and respond to the pressures of a competitive market.” ~ Larisa Jacono


The Amazing Cargo Ship

– March 14, 2023

“Like the trade that’s carried out using cargo ships, all trade – from the simplest to the most complex – works wonders. Trade allows each of us to turn our unique talents into the fruits of the talents of everyone with whom we trade.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Delivering on the Promise of Platforms

– March 10, 2023

“The mistake of outsiders was to see Amazon as a bookseller; since books were a dying business (not true, actually), having a web site to sell books had limited upside at best, even if Amazon could survive against the market power of Barnes and Noble and the other bookstore behemoths.” ~ Michael C. Munger


The Myth of Rural “Assistance”

– March 6, 2023

“Just as in the New Deal electrification boondoggle, it is a much better value, from a bureaucratic perspective, to waste taxpayer money than to allow organic, free-market solutions to beat them to the punch.” ~ Paul Schwennesen


The Case for User Accountability and Keeping Section 230

– February 10, 2023

“It is in the best interest of any platform or search engine to flag, block, or report that which does not adhere to its terms of service, especially when illegal activity is discovered. And it is in everyone’s best interest for the tech industry to retain the right and protection to do so.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson