Time Is On Millennials’ Side

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The Millennials are the generation born between 1983 and 2004.  The youngest is 11 and the oldest is 30 years of age.  They have experienced different cultural, technological and economic conditions in their early formative years than did predecessor generations; Generation X (Gen Xers) born during 1965 to 1982 and the Boomer generation born 1946 […]

Broadband Taxes Could Be on the Way

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Federal Appeal Courts have twice tossed the FCC’s attempts to impose populist regulations called Net Neutrality on the Internet Service providers offering broadband service.  The FCC was harangued into forbidding providers from the notion of offering “fast lanes” for services that work better at higher speed.  Populists powered by “one-size-fits-all” thinking refuse to pay for […]

Should Government and the Private Sector Cooperate In Cybersecurity?

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The public was offended when NSA coopted RSA’s encryption products and we were disappointed when some social media firms shared their customer’s private data with government, other firms, and law enforcement.  It’s not acceptable for government and industry to cooperate against the public at large, but when we face genuine national security threats, most of […]

Negative Impact of Regulations on Innovation

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In mobile wireless and Internet markets, consumers deserve the final say on which constructive innovations, new product features and infrastructure should survive. In those markets, consumers notice the rapid pace of change and while they may not use every innovation that comes along, they welcome the steady stream of appealing changes and increased value from […]

Don’t Remove the Internet’s Bulletproof Vest

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Compared to Internet services and technologies, no other sector has created so many well-paying jobs, engendered so much labor productivity, and freed consumers to work, learn, shop, enjoy and care for each other. The internet has been our express train for sharing developments in education, health care, finance, retailing, publishing, and entertainment. The Internet reaches […]

Scrambling For More Security

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At the same time the federal government is levying billion dollar fines on banks for mortgage dealings that preceded the Great Recession, banks are facing sophisticated cyberattacks from Russia that may cost billions more. It is not clear that banks can move swiftly enough to escape Russian cyber-piracy.  So far, they have been slow to […]

Sugar – The Political Football

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First we must stipulate that no consumer was force-fed sugar during the writing and research of this blog. Consumers were merely given all the sugar they wanted at a true market price.  Unlike in our politicized nanny-state environment, no one was denied sugar, and no one was overcharged for it. The state and local sugar […]

Activity Trackers Are a Welcomed Surprise

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Lately, physical activity trackers are everywhere. Trackers are the chunky-looking bracelets worn by both men and women who have decided to make inroads on better fitness and diet. While the devices might appear to be faddish, they are truly useful. They can turn an unappetizing poor-weather, lonely walk into a documented physical victory that friends […]