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by | Dec 22, 2017

December 14, 2017 is increasingly looking like a day that could go down in history for all the right reasons — namely, as the day when the tech industry’s stranglehold on Washington, D.C. policymakers was broken. That day, Ajit Pai’s…

by | Dec 7, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is the bravest man in Washington right now. Or at least, he’d better be, because his recent decision to end the tech industry’s favorite government program — net neutrality — amounts to staring down the massive…

by | Mar 22, 2017

Scratch just beneath the surface of any of the multiple lawless stays on President Trump’s travel ban, and you will find one thing in common: certain tech companies back all of them. The leading example, so far, has been Airbnb,…

by | Mar 10, 2017

Big Pharma’s trash fire of lies seems to rise ever higher each day. On one level, this is thoroughly unsurprising. For the first time in an eon, one of D.C.’s most protected industries is feeling some heat. Egged on by…

by | Feb 22, 2017

For defenders of the so-called “sharing economy,” companies like the housing-sharing website Airbnb and the ride-sharing app Uber are near-sacred. In the case of Uber, “sharing” enthusiasts argue that the company is a symbol of disruption against an anticompetitive status…

by | Feb 13, 2017

Scratch a “conservative” defender of the pharmaceutical industry on the topic of drug prices, and you’ll generally hear an argument formulated something like the following: “High drug prices are just the free market at work. Who are we to judge…

by | Jan 30, 2017

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial-yet-courageous temporary travel ban on seven Muslim majority countries, large sectors of America’s tech industry have spiraled from reasoned discourse into hysterical virtue signaling. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has attacked the ban, moaning…

by | Jan 26, 2017

Near the tail end of last year, President Trump (then only President-elect Trump) seemed to have made some headway with the formerly recalcitrant tech industry. Along with an apparently successful meeting with tech executives, the new president had received assurances…

by | Jan 23, 2017

This past Friday, some little-noticed good news came from the infant Trump administration: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director Michelle Lee will be staying on under the new president. It was a move that, similarly to President Trump’s decision…

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