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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.

Patents Are Property Rights

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.

Why We Don’t Want to Import Weak Intellectual Property Systems

Trump has been a champion of protecting U.S. innovators from the theft of their inventions by foreign countries, such as China. However, his executive order takes the U.S. in the wrong direction. It would import not just foreign price controls, but also weaker foreign patent systems.

Decriminalize Drugs

What drug prohibition did do is exactly what alcohol prohibition did a hundred years ago: increase conflict between police and citizens.

10 Things I Learned About The Anti-Police Brutality Protests

“We have now reached the point where virtually everything that serves black ‘leaders’ — dependency, grievance-hunting, racial hype and paranoia — are major disservices to the cause of advancing blacks, at a time when their opportunities have never been better.”

 

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