Millennials and Political Consumerism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to discuss Millennials and political consumerism, why their love of food trucks and Uber won’t make it easy to recruit them to conservative politics and if the GOP needs to moderate its stand on gay marriage.
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Tech at Night: Zombie Net Neutrality just won’t die.
Even though repeated losses in court are making the Net Neutrality folks have to compromise with reality, the fact is they’re still freaking out about the ability to charge more for better service, which is a good thing to have. The facts are though that we don’t need new laws, and the laws they do want would just pick winners and losers, which is why Netflix is pushing so hard. If the roles are reversed they’d be screaming that I was being paid by Netflix.
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Bipartisan Coalition in Georgia Wants to Kill the Free Market
In Georgia, a state run by Republicans, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is coming together to kill the free market. HB 907 would regulate out of existence new upstart car services like Uber and Lyft.Peach Pundit in Georgia has a post on this.The legislation is being done at the behest of the taxi cab monopoly in the metro Atlanta area. Ironically, instead of asking that | Read More »
Tech at Night: Net Neutrality oral arguments were today. NSA smashes Tor.
Net Neutrality! Verizon has taken the FCC to court over the FCC’s illegal Open Internet order of course. Oral arguments were today at the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The court should reject the rule of course, as the court already rejected Net Neutrality previously in the Comcast case. The ALA, like a lot of reflexive leftist organizations, is wrong.
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Show the World BuzzFeed’s Sources Are Idiots & They Get Suspicious
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAGo here to understand it all. this totally doesn't make me more suspicious at all, @EWErickson http://t.co/5PbRrqIKgL — Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) August 23, 2013 Writing long defensive blog posts always the best, least suspicious way to respond to reporters' questions: http://t.co/Mm4OS3VO1e — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) August 23, 2013
BuzzFeed Sources Think If You Like @Uber You Must Be Getting Paid
I know I have some pretty stupid critics out there, but this may be the stupidest thing I’ve ever been accused of. See this email from Rosie Gray at BuzzFeed. Bless her heart, she’s having track down people and ask them if they are getting paid to say awesome stuff about Uber.Anyone who has ever used the service says awesome things about Uber. But read | Read More »