Illegally downloading copyrighted material is a federal felony but streaming the exact same content over the internet is only a misdemeanor and carries much lighter penalties. Despite the fact that broad access to faster, cheaper internet connections has spurred tremendous growth in the streaming of copyright-infringing content, which now accounts for the majority of piracy […]
To a coalition of groups, consisting of the American Consumer Institute, American Enterprise Institute, Tech Freedom, Lincoln Network, Competitive Enterprise Institute and R-Street Institute, filed a letter with the FCC today. The letter calls for using the secondary market to speed the allocation of C-Band spectrum — 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band — in order […]
There’s not much time left for the U.S. to take decisive steps toward winning the race to 5G. Approving the CBA proposal is the fastest way to get services developed in the U.S., keep the U.S. on track to be a world leader in 5G, and heighten competition between wireless, cable, and fiber broadband services. […]
Not long ago, the personalized, simplified perks of DPC (or, as it was then known, “concierge medicine”) were a luxury of the wealthy. Thanks to the free market, DPC is growing into a mainstream option for millions of Americans dissatisfied with the bureaucratic leviathan that is modern health care. If Americans are to improve their […]
Gene therapies are starting to come to the market, but at very high prices. However, comparing these high priced cures to the long term costs for the chronic treatment of some illnesses, it becomes clear is that gene therapies could actually save our health care system precious dollars, and in many cases will do so […]
A number of states are trying to tax out-of-state business sales. However, Congress has proposed a solution that will prevent the collection of taxes on remote sales. You can read the coalition letter here.
This op-ed looks at legislation, introduced in Georgia, that seeks in increase the crew size on trains. Unfortunately, the regulations would not increase train safety. Instead, it would increase shipping cosst of consumer goods, thereby pushing more freight to trucks — all of which would increase traffic accidents, infrastructure wear and tear, and emissions. To […]
In every sector of the economy, transparent pricing ensures the survival of the most efficient firms and results in lower prices as firms compete for market share. There’s no reason to think the PBM industry is an exception. To read this op-ed, visit The Hill.
The trade spat between the U.S. and China took an ugly turn threatening high-tech materials for motors, generators, and batteries. Recently, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a Chinese rare earth element (REE) factory. We should see his visit as an implicit threat that he would consider cutting off supplies of REE materials needed by huge […]
A legal case worthy of a TV drama is unfolding in Texas — with much at stake for American companies and consumers. The dispute over trade secrets — which resulted in a massive $706 million jury award last year and has since been reportedly exposed as an elaborate fraud — has now been appealed. But […]