Category Archives: law
I originally wrote this in 2015 on Facebook, in response to a meme that ticked me off. (Since the original meme link has decayed, I’m appending a screenshot.) In light of Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s self-serving and tone-deaf comments on … Continue reading
I had three thoughts after reading about the brewing conflict between Apple and the FBI. Continue reading
Why did the stimulus go wrong? In the end, we took a soapbox racer to a go-kart track and then realized we were competing against actual cars. Great analogy — and better analysis — by Ezra Klein.
In reflecting on Rand Paul and his ever-changing principles, the Lexington Herald-Ledger makes an interesting point about all the small-government types. Perhaps it says less about the ranters who are leveraging widespread dissatisfaction into cynical grasps for office, and more … Continue reading
I hate to turn into just a site that reposts The Daily Show but sometimes they’re spot on. The continued failure of President Obama to live up to his pre-election rhetoric on the rule of law is the most galling … Continue reading
This is an excellent TED talk about what intellectual property people can learn from the fashion industry. In essence, there is no IP protection in fashion (except for trademark), and yet its economic impact dwarfs highly-protected fields like music or … Continue reading
This piece from the Atlantic captures my feeling pretty close to exactly, re: the recent Rand Paul flap on the Civil Rights Act and his alleged “courage”. In particular, the conclusion: Now, after the police dogs, night-sticks and fire-hoses have … Continue reading
Everyone says they could balance the budget if they were in charge. Few understand what would be involved. I just played a neat simulator that actually allowed me to explore what different policies would do. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to … Continue reading
This (http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/) is an animated illustration of how Facebook has been increasingly defining your personal data as “open to everyone”.
From the cartoonist Lee Judge ( http://media.kansascity.com/images/cartoons/judge/04-2010/judge_04272010_700.jpg)