by | May 8, 2019

The Internet of Things is in the starting blocks and the race is on to create the premier 5G network that will power the next phase of connectivity. The networks of the future hold great promise, making the leap from…

by | Dec 24, 2018

The debate over patent reform, both in Congress, and in Washington proper, has reached a stalemate. Everyone on all sides seems to agree that the patent system is a great treasure of American constitutional law, and that a patent granted…

by | Nov 1, 2018

Across the nation, including my home state of Pennsylvania, socialism is growing in popularity. Political activists styling themselves as “democratic socialists” are swinging and even winning primary elections. Candidates tout socialized medicine, free housing and college, and even universal income. Polls…

by | Aug 31, 2018

The mainstream and tech media are pointing to Verizon’s throttling of the data speeds of the Santa Clara County Fire Department as it battled blazes in California as another reason why net neutrality is needed. But upon closer examination, the…

by | Aug 28, 2018

America’s legal system is swamped with bad faith actors. From activist judges who overturn perfectly sensible limits on immigration, to the literal activist lawyers who bring frivolous suits against those limits, to grafters who have turned GoFundMe pages into a…

by | Aug 27, 2018

The past few weeks have shown an alarming series of developments when it comes to the compatibility of today’s tech sector with a free society. The most controversial of these, no doubt, was the banning of Infowars and its flagship…

by | Jun 20, 2018

Throughout our history Americans have been wary of large corporate entities, from early opposition to British crown monopolies to the political animus targeting the robber barons in the late 19th century. Today, this concern has re-emerged, as the world’s tech…

by | May 14, 2018

For much of the Obama Administration the federal government did as much as it could to limit the use of coal — engaging in so many anti-coal measures the undertaking was colloquially known as the “War on Coal.” From the…

by | Apr 5, 2018

The money-hemorrhaging KentuckyWired needs another taxpayer bailout to keep it going, which has critics steaming. The Kentucky Legislature’s joint budget conference committee discussed additional funding for the project during a meeting in March. KentuckyWired, intended to be a 3,200-mile middle-mile…

by | Mar 29, 2018

Open Skies agreements are exactly what they sound like: agreements among countries to keep the skies open to competition where international flights are concerned. They pull states back from meddling in setting routes, mandating capacity, and fixing prices. Consumers benefit…

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