The Sharing Economy Revolution and Why it Frightens Regulators
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Erik Sofgee to discuss Uber’s plans for autonomous drivers, Michael Rosen on what Uber must do to rally support, Christopher Koopman talks about how regulators have responded to the sharing economy, and finally, Liya Palagashvili on Uber vs. Bill DeBlasio.
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Government created an environmental disaster in Colorado
Ronald Reagan once said “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” We’ve all heard it, but so many Republicans and conservatives even haven’t really gotten it. We talk about how “oh, small government is great, but we need SEC/FCC/EPA/whatever regulator.” Regulation is a failure. Colorado learned that the hard way last week when the EPA caused the catastrophic pollution of | Read More »
Europe’s Migrant Crisis
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Frum to talk about Europe’s migration crisis, then Jeffery Tucker stops by to tell us how Washington is ruining your dishwasher, and finally Chuck Lindell of the Austin American Statesman describes the criminal charges facing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
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Tech at Night: Clarence Thomas is right about regulation
As I sit here at nearly 1am, I fear I may be getting my second cold, 7 days from the previous one. I blame tourists. Clarence Thomas once wrote something very true about regulation, and the ever-growing power of unaccountable regulators: “We seem to be straying further and further from the Constitution without so much as pausing to ask why.” FCC, in what it’s been | Read More »
Tech at Night: Radio ga ga
No industry should ever get special privileges in this country. That’s picking winners and losers at a basic level. Radio gets a cutout, and it should be ended. Copyright is copyright. Just ask any freelancer what having your stuff given away for free, in exchange for ‘exposure,’ is really worth.
Comcast learns you can’t make deals with Extremists
After spending many months and many dollars campaigning for support for the deal, Comcast has given up on acquiring Time Warner Cable under pressure from the extreme left. Comcast just spent the whole Net Neutrality fight appeasing the left by supporting their plans, and now they get no loyalty in return. There’s a lesson here.
Tech at Night: Net Neutrality will hurt the poor
Who benefits the most from competition and innovation in Internet services? The people who have the most need to save money: the poor. Further they more than anyone have the need to use the Internet to save money and to seek opportunity. They need cheap Internet. And Net Neutrality will take it away from them.
Tech at Night: It’s time we restored rule of law to regulators like FTC
Previously at RedState we discussed how FTC is as out of control as FCC and we need a new breed of regulator to fix it. Well now it turns out FTC has the same transparency issues FCC has. FTC took secret testimony against Sysco in the US Foods situation. A Federal judge is now having to order them to release information. Unusual, except in the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Internet regulation plan got everything wrong. Everything.
The Heritage Foundation is one of the most important components of the conservative movement. They’re a true Think Tank, bringing together many smart people to speak intelligently on many issues. And I agree with Jim DeMint’s predecessor at Heritage, Ed Fuelner, when he says Net Neutrality “needs to be eradicated, not embraced.
Tech at Night: Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet was worse than we thought
So Obama’s secret plan to regulate the Internet, the one that we weren’t allowed to see what was in it until it was passed, is finally out, and it’s anti-free speech, anti-innovation, and illegal. It was sold as one thing, but there’s a whole iceberg of problems beneath.
Tech at Night: What does FCC have to hide in Obama’s Internet regulation plan?
Mike O’Rielly continues to do outstanding work, joining Ajit Pai in exposing the dangerous lack of transparency the Obama administration has shown. This is pretty bad. What does the FCC have to hide?
Ajit Pai and Joshua Wright: Models for the new reformist Regulator
I think many of us knew that Barack Obama would go further than previous Presidents in his extremism, when it came to regulator. However I never expected he’d go so far, he’d create a tremendous backlash from normally quiet, ‘technocratic’ regulators. I put technocratic in quotes because while left-wing Democrat regulators have long been activist ideologues, the Republicans tended to be more modest. Not anymore. | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC sends a message of a regulated, socialized Internet
By ignoring federalism and imposing the option of socialized Internet nationwide, Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, says he’s sending a ‘clear message’. He’s right. He’s sending a message of socialism Combine that with the coming takeover of the Internet, and it’s a terrible situation.
Tech at Night: Having attacked common sense, FCC now shoots at Federalism
Common sense is gone at FCC, so now they want to chuck the Constitution, too. You see, some states have wisely prohibited their cities from implementing socialized Internet access, aka ‘municipal Internet’ or ‘free WiFi’. FCC wants to meddle and force-legalize socialized Internet nationwide. “What, me worry about the Constitution?” – Tom “Alfred E.” Wheeler, FCC Chairman?
Tech at Night: Here they come, disempowering ordinary folks from new technologies
I called it, I called it, I called it. When I pointed out that proposed regulations of drones were being done purely to keep ordinary folks from being empowered, I got a lot of flak for it. I got told no, we needed big government because drones aren’t safe. Every argument the gun grabbers use, were being used to defend the drone grabbers. Now they’ve | Read More »