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Obama’s Muni Broadband Initiative: Bad Economics, Bad Politics

Here are some staggering statistics: Since 2006, state and local real investment in highways and streets has fallen by 22%.  Their spending on sewer systems,…

Regulating the Open Internet: A Letter to Pro-growth Progressives

To Whom It May Concern: As Democrats who care about the dual priorities of protecting broadband consumers and stimulating broadband investment, we are gravely concerned…

Regulation and the Data-Driven Boom

The FCC has a full plate: It is dealing a wide variety of regulatory policy decisions in the coming months, including net neutrality, IP transition,…

How to Lobotomize the Internet

At first glance, the recent decision by Europe’s top court to enforce the “right to forget” for personal information seems unconnected to economic growth.  After…

Can Tech Help Inner City Poverty?

Tech/information companies these days flock to high-density urban areas such as New York and San Francisco. Fewer and fewer entrepreneurs want to put their startup…

Why Tech Growth Enables Progressive Goals

In my New York Times op-ed, “New York, the Silicon City,” published today, I show how the growth of the tech/information sector has been a…