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By / 4.28.2020

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. One of the few lifelines for SMBs has been the technology that enables employees to work from home and customers to purchase goods and services online. In a new special podcast series from the Progressive Policy Institute, small businesses owners sit down […]

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By / 4.24.2020

Yesterday, the WSJ published an investigation with the headline: “Amazon Scooped Up Data From Its Own Sellers to Launch Competing Products.” As the article notes, in a Congressional hearing last year, an Amazon associate general counsel said, “We don’t use individual seller data directly to compete” with businesses on the company’s platform. The reporter for […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 4.10.2020

As broadband networks around the world start to creak under the weight of work from home and other social distancing practices, it is a bit surprising that one country has been left out of the headlines: the United States. We’ve been told for years that our broadband infrastructure is poor and that we pay too much for […]

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The White House and the Centers for Disease Control are recommending that all Americans wear cloth face masks in public to slow the spread of Covid-19. While cloth masks are an effective stopgap measure to help preserve supply of more effective medical masks for our healthcare workers, they are just that: a stopgap. If we […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 3.20.2020

Addressing the media alongside the coronavirus task force on Thursday, Donald Trump said he would “slash red tape like nobody has even done it before” to get approval for coronavirus treatments. That would be a welcome development indeed. What’s unfortunate is that there was no similar push at the beginning of the crisis to expedite coronavirus testing. […]