EU Antitrust Chief: “Google And Facebook Are Sucking Up Data From Every Corner”

EU Antitrust Chief: “Google And Facebook Are Sucking Up Data From Every Corner” By Tyler Durden This is the full transcript of speech delivered by Margrethe Vestager, the European Union Antitrust Chief, held at the Business Forum of the German Ambassadors’ Conference, Berlin, 27 August 2019: Ladies and gentlemen, It’s a great pleasure, and an honour, to be here with you today. I want to thank Heiko Maas for those kind words, and for inviting me to join you. I’m especially glad to have the chance to meet with you, who represent Germany’s…

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On Criticising Private Businesses and the State

On Criticising Private Businesses and the State By Stefan Kløvning A common mischaracterization of the libertarian position is that it is either indifferent to or supportive of all kinds of unethical activities conducted by businesses and individuals in the private sphere. Although this appears to be more of an attempt to stigmatize libertarianism than to carefully assess it, it’s true that its proponents exert far more of their energy to protest State activity than anything going on in the private sphere. I’ve elaborated in detail in previous articles why I…

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This Memorial Day, Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas

This Memorial Day, Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas Op-Ed by Ross Marchand As it happens on most every Memorial Day, the beaches are sure to soon be filled with families covered in sunscreen and lying under umbrellas—that is, unless federal regulators have their way. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall umbrellas they feel are … dangerous. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering broadening regulations of sunscreen that would propel prices even…

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Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule

Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule Op-Ed by Doug McCullough The free market is the economic foundation of a free, pluralistic society. Laissez-faire economics stands for the idea that the government should stand aside and let individuals do what they want or need to do. In America, we celebrate our democracy. But, the free market is often a more fitting way to deal with the decisions in daily life. Democracy is fine if it stays in its own lane. But unbridled democracy just means majoritarian rule. The Free Market Liberates To…

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