Topic: Technology

The CHIP Act Is a Blip

– December 16, 2022

“The political proposals will be flashy and brief. The market forces making every chip, and powering our modern world, operate on a much longer timeline. ” ~ Laura Williams


Twitter Files Confirm Censorship of the Great Barrington Declaration

– December 9, 2022

“Thanks to Musk releasing the Twitter files to Weiss and Taibbi, we have more insight into Twitter’s internal censorship policies. Unfortunately, until the NIH releases more information, the Twitter Files raise more questions than answers.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & David Waugh


The Free Markets Case You Haven’t Heard About

– December 6, 2022

“More than what’s perceived as a culture-war fight, 303 Creative may have significant implications for the freedom of market participants to develop and sell their own unique talents without government regulation of what they may say.” ~ Cynthia Fleming Crawford


Privacy in the Digital Era: Who Controls Private Data?

– November 30, 2022

“To preserve freedom for posterity, liberty minded policy makers should be working to stymie the government’s ability to capture and control data in the digital commons.” ~ Leslie Corbly


Chipping Away at Corporate Welfare

– November 29, 2022

“Not only does increasing economic freedom cost far less than subsidizing chip manufacturing, it will aid US manufacturers in all areas, including the increasingly important telecom sector.” ~ April Liu & Robert E. Wright


The Wages of Washington’s Economic War on China Are Not Cheap

– November 23, 2022

“To make up lost revenue, the US industry may become more dependent on government largesse and ultimately less vibrant and dominating. Ultimately, making policy more like China risks turning US industry into something more like China’s.” ~ Doug Bandow


Perfect Failure in Pursuit of Perfect Competition

– November 21, 2022

“The DMA is but another of Europe’s self-inflicted regulatory wounds. Sadly, it will also affect the ability of giants of Silicon Valley to continue delivering progress in the US and across the globe.” ~ Robertas Bakula


From a Shadow Constitution to a Network State

– November 19, 2022

“With The Network State, Balaji Srinivasan has written a startup manual. Those two different-but-overlapping domains (ought to and how to) might seem confusing at first. But together, they’re a one-two punch against legacy powers.” ~ Max Borders


Public Health Amidst a Smart Pandemic

– November 14, 2022

“Government officials and big tech alike should take seriously that with the rise of big data comes a corresponding concern about privacy and transparency.” ~ April Liu and Ryan M. Yonk


A Seat at the Table: The Risks of Complacent Data Privacy Governance

– November 8, 2022

“Absent meaningful reforms to data privacy, the US risks standing idly by as governments around the world craft their own standards, at times inspired by doctrines antithetical to fundamental human rights values.” ~ April Liu & Ethan Yang


The Revolutionary Trigger

– November 7, 2022

“We have a duty to confront a vital-but-uncomfortable question: at what point must Americans take it upon ourselves to revolt? In other words, what is the revolutionary trigger?” ~ Max Borders


Flatcoins: A More “Stable” Stablecoin?

– November 1, 2022

“If successfully developed, flatcoins will join the ranks of other digital assets like Bitcoin, providing individuals and institutions with monetary solutions outside fiat currencies.” ~ Peter C. Earle & David Waugh