Entries by Carl Szabo

A 21st Century Tea Party Against A Modern European Overreach

A 21st Century Tea Party Against A Modern European Overreach – Real Clear Policy The Boston Tea Party was an exhibition of resolve against unjust and unfair taxes imposed from the other side of the Atlantic, where European rulers were plundering American success. Fast-forward 240 years; American businesses once again are enduring unfair taxation and […]

An antitrust Game of Thrones – The fantasy fight against Google and Facebook

An antitrust Game of Thrones – The fantasy fight against Google and Facebook Moving to a populist antitrust standard would undermine market-certainty and make the success of businesses contingent on whichever political party controls the White House. Antitrust would no longer be a tool for innovation but instead become a weapon for politicians to cut-down […]

Wu’s Anti-tech Rant is more Fiction than Fact

Wu’s Anti-tech Rant is more Fiction than Fact Tim Wu’s book, The Curse of Bigness is a bombastic attack on America’s leading technology businesses that lacks the requisite factual support. Perhaps Wu thinks that by attacking tech he will increase book sales. Or perhaps the view from Columbia University suggests something should be done. However, Wu, not only […]

The Daily Caller: The Misguided ‘Hipster Antitrust’ Movement to Break Up Amazon, Apple, and Google

The Daily Caller: The Misguided ‘Hipster Antitrust’ Movement to Break Up Amazon, Apple, and Google Rarely does a day go by without groups decrying economic disparity in America. The rich are too rich, and America’s most successful businesses are too big. And as you can expect, these groups oppose free-markets seeing heavy-handed government engagement as […]

Entrepreneurship’s Demise Has Been Grossly Exaggerated

Entrepreneurship’s Demise Has Been Grossly Exaggerated Special interests inside the beltway are seeing political and financial opportunities in taking down America’s most successful businesses. Some are using it to mobilize votes from the “hipster antitrust” activists where others are using it to fundraise from business rivals. One such group is the Open Markets Institute (OMI) […]

Removing Alex Jones from Social Media Isn’t About the First Amendment

Removing Alex Jones from Social Media Isn’t About the First Amendment Content moderation can be controversial, as demonstrated earlier this week when leading online platforms removed content and accounts posted by Alex Jones and his media property “Infowars.” Many conservatives contend that the removal of Alex Jones’s content violated his freedom of speech. Ironically, these […]