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The net neutrality CRA may be the most tedious piece of political theater ever

At this point, only the most masochistic and cynical among DC’s policy elite actually desire for the net neutrality conflict to continue. And yet, despite claims that net neutrality principles are critical to protecting consumers, passage of the current Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) … 1,015 more words

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Closing the Rural Digital Divide Requires Understanding the Rural Digital Divide

I had the pleasure last month of hosting the first of a new annual roundtable discussion series on closing the rural digital divide through the… 3,089 more words

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Amazon and the Unwisdom of the Populist Crowd

There are some who view a host of claimed negative social ills allegedly related to the large size of firms like Amazon as an occasion to… 1,344 more words

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Net Neutrality Paranoia

The paranoid style is endemic across the political spectrum, for sure, but lately, in the policy realm haunted by the shambling zombie known as “net neutrality,” the pro-Title II set are taking the rhetoric up a notch. 1,451 more words

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Farewell

On Monday, April 2, I will leave the Heritage Foundation to enter federal government service.  Accordingly, today I am signing off as a regular contributor to… 141 more words

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Do biased stats provide bogus economics? A primer on publication bias and power

If you do research involving statistical analysis, you’ve heard of John Ioannidis. If you haven’t heard of him, you will. He’s gone after the fields of medicine, psychology, and economics. 1,618 more words

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The International Competition Network at Seventeen

Introduction

Last week I attended the 17th Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN) held in New Delhi, India from March 21-23.  The Delhi Conference highlighted the key role of the ICN in promoting global convergence toward “best practices” in substantive and procedural antitrust analysis by national antitrust (“competition”) agencies.  1,045 more words

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