One of the most contentious antitrust cases of 2019, FTC v. Qualcomm, is in full swing at a courthouse in San Jose, California. With several other legal cases pending for Qualcomm, a lot is at stake. For Qualcomm, its fundamental business model is what’s at risk. For everyone else? Market competition, innovation and national security. […]
The number of households moving out of their owned home and into rental housing has surprised housing experts. The expected migration of millennials from rental housing into home ownership is taking longer than most of us expected, and new immigrants continue to choose rental housing for economic reasons. Of course, the high prices of today’s […]
For too long, a slanted tax code and uncertainty about the tax status of digital sales has hurt consumers and businesses engaged in digital commerce. By passing the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018, Congress would bring fairness to one of the most innovative and vibrant sectors of our economy. This is […]
As the new legislative session begins, Congress should act quickly to enact the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018. Consumers and businesses deserve a fair tax system that neither favors nor penalizes digital commerce. You can read the entire op-ed at The Hill.
Spending on 5G network infrastructure is expected to jump from $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022, producing a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent. Cumulatively, Moor Insights & Strategy estimates the infrastructure spending on 5G by 2025 will exceed $326 billion. The research firm, Analysis Mason analyzed and ranked ten countries […]
China seems to regard cyberattacking as a venue in which it can compete, or even win, against the U.S. There is no single source for Chinese hacking. There appear to be groups closely affiliated with China’s intelligence organizations and groups with a more commercial footing. Chinese hackers have purposes ranging from political influence to monetary […]
As the issues of poverty, inequality, and economic mobility have gained traction in the American political debate, one central issue has been largely ignored: occupational licensing. It’s well-known that the best way to help the disadvantaged is to make it easier to find a good-paying job. Fewer than 3 percent of people with a full-time, […]
Even before hurricanes hit Florida over the last two years, residents were seeing their homeowner’s insurance rates increase sharply for more than a decade year after year. The culprit for these increases surrounds scams by crooked contractors assisted by a cabal of trial attorneys. You can read this op-ed by visiting the Daily Caller.
About 75 million Americans born between 1981 and 1996 (the Millennials) are following the Boomer generation (1946 to 1964), albeit with somewhat different attitudes, slower wealth accumulation, and delayed home ownership. Millennials are reputed to be a generation that is highly educated, self-confident, technologically savvy and ambitious. Others have reported a tendency to being entitled, […]
Assignment of benefits (AOB) abuse is rampant in Florida, enriching shady contractors and unscrupulous attorneys while driving up home insurance premiums for consumers across the state. An AOB allows an insurance policyholder to transfer the rights to insurance benefits to a third party, such as a contractor, to speed up the billing process. The contractor […]