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Google’s China Problem Is America’s China Problem

quoting Larry Diamondvia Bloomberg
Monday, December 10, 2018

The controversy over the company’s ‘Dragonfly’ project is about much more than search results.

Analysis and Commentary

John Stossel Returns To His Roots

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 10, 2018

Long before he became a libertarian, John Stossel was a consumer reporter on the ABC News. His specialty was reporting on seedy companies. That’s what won him a lot of Emmies.

Featured

Adapting To Wildfires

by Terry Anderson, Andrew Plantingavia The Washington Times
Monday, December 10, 2018

While Gov. Jerry Brown blames the horrific death toll from California’s late-season wildfires, he and the state’s lawmakers have done little to discourage people from building homes in high-risk wildfire zones known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). By shifting the cost of wildfire prevention and protection to general taxpayers, they send the wrong signals about risk to WUI homeowners.

In the News

EU’s Vestager Urged To Probe How Tech Giants Cash In On Ads

quoting Nicolas Petitvia The Star Online
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

European Union antitrust enforcers are being urged to scrutinize how ads fuel profits at tech giants such as Google and Facebook Inc as watchdogs from France to Australia start to investigate how the market works.

Analysis and Commentary

The Upside Of Facebook

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Many people have been critical of Facebook in the last few years and many of the criticisms have been justified. It often does bring out the meanness in people when they comment on political events or on other people. But Facebook has a huge upside also. I experienced it from late Saturday to now. The upside is that it allows people to express their sympathies to a person when something bad happens to him or his loved ones.

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After Spending $5.4 Billion, California’s Bullet Train Is Still Going Nowhere

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown will leave office next month with a legacy of presiding over one of the biggest public policy failures in the state’s history. The California High-Speed Rail project began in 2008 at an estimated cost of about $39 billion to build high-speed train service between Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley. Despite the project having been significantly scaled back, the price tag for the down-sized system is likely approaching $100 billion.

In the News

U.S. Needs New Arctic Icebreakers. Will Trump's Border Wall Get In The Way?

quoting Alice Hillvia WXXV 25
Monday, December 3, 2018
As the ice disappears, the Arctic is increasingly busy. More ship traffic is pouring into northern shipping routes that are now open for longer periods at the same time that demand for oil and gas is rising. The dissolving ice has become less predictable, raising the risk of ships running aground and spilling oil or stranding cargo, crew and cruise passengers. There are also worries about illegal fishing and smuggling.
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‘The Curse Of Bigness’ Review: Revisiting The Gilded Age

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Are Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon akin to the dominant “trusts” of the late 19th century—and thus deserving of antitrust action? Richard A. Epstein reviews “The Curse of Bigness” by Tim Wu.

In the News

What’s Behind The Wall Street Journal Management Top 250

with Amit Seru via The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 30, 2018

Of the five dimensions of a company’s performance that make up our Drucker Institute rankings, innovation has stood out from the beginning as the toughest for us to capture. Not that sizing up the other four areas—customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, social responsibility and financial strength—is child’s play.

In the News

'1984' — On Steroids

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Thursday, November 29, 2018

“Big Brother is Watching You.” —George Orwell, 1984 Privacy is dead. It’s death is best described as a homicide committed by tech titans, whose power and wealth are unprecedented, and millions of American accomplices whose insatiable quest to be noticed and validated — epitomized by the now-ubiquitous “like” button — has overcome any sense of foreboding.

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