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A Competition Without Winners

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A Competition Without Winners

Washington’s latest attempt to put a stop to economic success in the name of “fairness” In an economy characterized by slow growth, one might expect the government to do what it can to help speed the pace of business. In economics, speed is crucial: the rate at which things are made, discovered, invented, and delivered […]

Progress is Optional

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Progress is Optional

The source of technology and prosperity—the free human mind—is unshackled only under capitalism Would you give up the Internet for a million dollars? This was the question posed in a recent YouTube video distributed by The Fund for American Studies. Not surprisingly, many who were interviewed in the video said “no.” How much would they […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

In courting government power, Google faces its wrath Net neutrality advocates argue that the government should force large network service providers like AT&T and Comcast to charge all of their customers the same rate, regardless of the bandwidth they consume. While no one would defend forcing restaurants to offer only a fixed price, all-you-can eat […]

Doing No [Business With] Evil

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Doing No [Business With] Evil

China, a country of over one billion people with arguably the world’s fastest growing economy, presents an attractive investment opportunity for many Western companies. However, doing business under China’s totalitarian regime comes at a price. For Google, the world’s largest search firm, this meant bowing to the government’s strict censorship rules for search results, which […]