Tag: antitrust

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Everyone wants cheaper…everything.  Everyone wants more for less. Because…human nature. But almost everything costs money.  So we must pay for almost everything. Our connection to the Internet costs money.  Since the World Wide Web’s mid-1990s private sector inception, United States’ Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have invested nearly $2 trillion creating, building, maintaining and expanding our…

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The coin of the Internet realm – is your digital data. Online: Everything you do, everything for which you search, everything you read, everyone with whom you interact,… – ALL of it is data fodder for online companies. To wildly varying degrees. By “online companies” – we mostly mean the Internet Service Providers (ISPs)…and Big…

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Network Neutrality is a top-down, government-centric Internet policy – for which the Left has pushed for more than a decade. But for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) – Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Charter, etc.  And only ISPs.  Not for Big Tech companies – Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, etc. Net Neutrality mandates ISPs deliver every bit of data…

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Last week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order. Directed at the quarter-century-long abuse of law in which Big Tech companies have engaged – and Big Government has allowed. In the order, Trump calls for reevaluation of the (lack of) enforcement of both the nation’s antitrust laws – and Section 230 of the 1996 Communications…

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I’m 6’5” – and a bit of a weight gym rat. “One Size Fits All” – just about never, ever fits me. In fact, “One Size Fits All”…is a monopoly – and thus fits hardly anyone at all. One-size-fits-none monopolies – are always a bad idea. Government monopolies are particularly awful. To wit: Government-medicine Medicare. …

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Many self-described free marketeers vociferously oppose antitrust laws: “Antitrust laws also referred to as competition laws, are statutes developed by the U.S. government to protect consumers from predatory business practices. They ensure that fair competition exists in an open-market economy. “These laws have evolved along with the market, vigilantly guarding against would-be monopolies and disruptions to the…