A good thing about America having 50 states is that when states fail, we can learn from their mistakes. People defeated by California’s rules move to Nevada or Texas. But if the federal government adopts California’s rules, where can we move?
The property invasion law’s supporters say the United Farm Workers union deserves the exception to property rules because rich farmers abuse migrant workers.
Both Founding Era sources and 19th-century court decisions, official statements, and commentaries confirm that intellectual property rights are property as a matter of basic legal doctrine and constitutional principle.
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America has entered into a new era of thought control. What is being insisted upon now used to be known as tyranny and criticized as dictatorship.
Anthony Fauci’s constant prattle about the dangers of opening up are falling on deaf ears.
The real enemy is not a shadowy foreign power plotting to take away our freedoms, as during the Cold War, but rather it is much closer to home. While the virus is invisible, the people who dreamed up and enforced lockdowns that wrecked the country are highly visible.
Politicians have too much power over our lives. Many used the pandemic as another excuse to take more.
If politicians do it, it’s always necessary. Rules are for the little people.
Amid the problems and rancor regarding our federal government, it is essential to establish and maintain good local government.
Deplatforming Trump, “Private Censorship,” and Social Media “Monopolies”: Richard Epstein on Regulating “Big Tech”
There is no reason for government to regulate today’s “dominant” firms — Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon –as if they are true and invincible monopolists.
Section 230 simply says that only internet users are responsible for what they write, not the private companies whose websites host the commenters. Secondly, it affirms what the First Amendment already implies—that private companies don’t have to host speech that violates their values.
If science had been followed in 2020 – in all fields – we’d be much healthier and wealthier than we now are. But control freaks have used Covid-19 to justify still more government controls, still more statism.
How IP is a property right, how it functions as a property right in a free market, and how legally, historically, and economically, IP is essential to a thriving economy and flourishing society.
This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights.
Real censorship is when the state uses its legal power to use force to determine the content of speech we should engage in (either by banning non-rights violating speech or forcing one to say things one would not do so voluntarily). If the state can arbitrarily determine what Twitter must post, it goes from being the protector of freedom of speech to its censor.
A free-market option to counteracting the bias of today’s internet tech companies.
Today politicians are riling up their bases to mobilize over judicial nominations and consider reforms such as expanding the number of seats on the Court or imposing term limits. The ongoing rhetoric surrounding the Court falls worryingly short of how the Supreme Court actually functions and threatens to poison this essential branch of government with toxic partisanship.
How Facebook lets activists restrict my videos based on something I never said.
What is the true test of a person’s commitment to free speech? The true test does not come when he permits people to say those things he deems acceptable. The true test comes when he permits people to say those things that he deems offensive.
What is the role of a U.S. Supreme Court justice?
Trump Can Lawfully Nominate a Justice to The Supreme Court According to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Joe Biden
“That’s their job. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg on whether a Supreme Court vacancy should be filled during an election year
Ayn Rand’s genius was to recognize that man’s mind is his basic means of survival, that production is the application of reason to the problem of survival, and thus that all property is logically intellectual property at root.
Is it too much to ask that sports celebrities, who parrot lines like “systemic” police brutality against Blacks, ask for facts first?
The elephant in the room is that government interventions like California’s AB5 make Uber, Lyft and their drivers worse off because it imposes an outcome on them that they would not have voluntarily chosen.