Stuff We Wish We Wrote

Read My Bits: No New Taxes (Permanently)

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - November 04, 2014, 5:42 PM
At midnight on October 31, Congress’s long-standing moratorium on state Internet taxation expires, freeing state and local governments to tax online access and…

This Was An Election About A Failed Presidency

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - November 04, 2014, 2:07 PM
As President Obama watches the returns this evening, it will be with the building resentment of an executive closer to the end than the beginning. From…

Title II Reclassification and the Price Regulation of Retail Broadband Services...

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 30, 2014, 3:47 PM
Last month, Larry Spiwak and I published a paper entitled Tariffing the Internet: Pricing Implications of Classifying Broadband as a Title II Telecommunications…

Verizon warns FCC could violate law

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 30, 2014, 3:20 PM
By Julian Hattem - 10/30/14 10:20 AM EDT Verizon this week offered its most thorough analysis so far on why the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would…

How Much Tax?

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 30, 2014, 2:54 PM
As I and others have recently noted, if the Federal Communications Commission reclassifies broadband Internet access as a “telecommunications” service,…

Companies shouldn’t cave in to the demands of climate change activists

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 29, 2014, 11:46 AM
The writer was chief executive of Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005. In recent months, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been under siege by…

Millennials abandon Democratic sinking ship

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 29, 2014, 10:22 AM
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Are Environmental Regulations Causing US Utility Bills to Surge?

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 29, 2014, 10:19 AM
Naureen S. Malik and Harry R. Weber, Bloomberg October 29, 2014 | NEW YORK — U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut…

Climate Dialogue: influence of the sun on climate

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 28, 2014, 9:07 AM
by Judith Curry Climate Dialogue has a very interesting discussion What will happen during a new Maunder Minimum? This is my favorite Climate Dialogue so far.…

Global Warming's Shark Jumping Moment

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 22, 2014, 11:41 AM
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Travel day today, so something light and airy—and incomplete. President Obama, presumably sacrificing a tee time, went to keyboard and typed…

Section 10 forbearance offers no easy path to 'Title II Lite'

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 22, 2014, 11:10 AM
By Lawrence J. Spiwak, contributor As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) struggles to write new net neutrality rules, the agency is coming under…

If the Internet is Working Well, Don’t Add New Regulations | MIT Technology Review

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 22, 2014, 10:56 AM
David Farber Demands for network neutrality have reached fever pitch in Washington, D.C., as many voices stress the need for the Federal Communications

Tax Consequences of Net Neutrality

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 22, 2014, 10:56 AM
Would the Federal Communications Commission expose broadband Internet access services to tax rates of at least 16.6% of every dollar spent on international and…

Minimum Wage Backfire

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 22, 2014, 10:55 AM
If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food…

Fairness to Your Opponent: In Praise of the Heartland Institute's Treatment of An Inconvenient Truth

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 17, 2014, 4:17 PM
It has been several years since I watched Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth on global warming climate change. The circumstances were interesting. The…

How School Choice Saves Money

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 17, 2014, 12:30 PM
Latest Study Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine? Revisited Myungho Paik, Bernard Black and David A. Hyman Featured Event October 7 Featuring Gene Healy,…

Campbell Brown: 'A Real Threat to the Status Quo'

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 17, 2014, 12:30 PM
Nina Rees writes about Campbell Brown taking on the education establishment: Campbell Brown, the journalist-turned-education-reformer, has been in the news a…

The Catholic School ‘marketplace’ | AEIdeas

Stuff We Wish We Wrote - Homepage - October 17, 2014, 12:30 PM
Yesterday, Andy Smarick of Bellwether Education Partners posted the 5th installment of his series on conservatives in education reform. It generated some…
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