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State Regulators Ban Ridesharing Companies’ New Carpool Services

Smartphone apps are increasingly placing new powers in the hand of users— whether it’s finding hookups on Tinder, sharing anonymous sentiments on Yik Yak, or flagging down an Uber cab that’s heading your way, with a few taps on a smartphone. Actually, one of those mobile apps was banned this month by California bureaucrats, claiming that Uber and other popular ridesharing companies failed to gain permission from regulators before launching their respective new products, and therefore must cease...

Heartland Institute Joins Free-Market Coalition Opposing Internet Sales Tax

In September, The Heartland Institute joined a broad coalition of conservative leaders and free-market proponents in signing “An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act,” voicing their opposition to S. 2609, the so-called Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. The leaders of seventeen organizations, representing millions of citizens, called the legislation “confused,” saying it combines a common-sense extension of the national ban on...

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