Author: Seton Motley

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California is a national disaster – and a national disgrace.  They have beautiful weather and topography – and awful, AWFUL public policy. I thoroughly and wholeheartedly endorse California’s efforts to secede.  Imagine how less insane would be our national politics – without California’s millions of Third World illegal aliens and fifty-five electoral votes. Illegal Immigration…

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Just on Tuesday we wrote in opposition to an op-ed – in which the author asserted protecting Intellectual Property (IP) limits one’s ability to move from job to job: “(T)hose (IP) wars ‘challenge the right and freedom to leave jobs, compete with incumbent companies, control ideas and innovate.’ What Lobel calls ‘the criminalization of employment…

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I am a huge fan of informed debate.  I have on more than a few occasions been a part of of official, organized panel discussions with representatives of both sides of this issue or that. But I have found two-sided panels to be an endangered species in Washington, D.C.  People here seem to prefer empaneling…

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Ahhh…federalism: “(T)he constitutional division of power between U.S. state governments and the federal government of the United States.” Unfortunately, this is too true: “Since the founding of the country, and particularly with the end of the American Civil War, power shifted away from the states and towards the national government.” We’ve discussed this awfulness before:…

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We less government types have long championed the outsourcing to private companies the work government wants done.  Contracting out, as it were. Under the perfectly reasonable impression that greater private sector involvement – and conversely less government involvement – will ostensibly improve quality and performance. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly dubious proposition.  With governments…

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There was an interesting development last night. Former Obama Administration Official: Trump is Addressing ‘Longstanding’ Trade Issues: “Many of the trade issues on which U.S. President Donald Trump is now focusing have been concerns for numerous White House administrations, according to Michael Froman, who served as U.S. Trade Representative under former President Barack Obama…. “‘Different…

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We have for years been chronicling the extreme anti-conservative bias of the massive Big Tech companies – Google, Facebook, Twitter and the like. And we have for years been chronicling the hilarity that ensues when the massive Big Tech companies – pretend they aren’t biased against conservatives. Well, last week the news website Breitbart –…

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I am opposed to any and all government money going towards picking private sector winners and losers. In no small part because government doesn’t pick winners and losers – it picks losers at the expense of winners. Government takes money from winners – people who have good ideas, implement them well, make money…and pay taxes.…

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The Internet is almost undoubtedly the most expansive, impressive creation in the history of a humanity creating things. It is a free speech-free market Xanadu. Nothing has made easier the ability to speak and reach an audience.  Steve Gutenberg and his printing press were revolutionary – the World Wide Web is exponentially more so. Nothing…

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America’s Big Tech companies – have more than a few things in common. For one thing – they are massive: Apple                                                  Market Cap: $1.1 trillion Amazon                                             Market Cap: $960 billion Microsoft                                          Market Cap: $832 billion Google                                               Market Cap: $823 billion Facebook                                          Market Cap: $470 billion Netflix                                                Market Cap: $151…