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July 11, 2014

The New Rent Seeking?

When companies resort to lawsuits to gain market advantage, a sort of rent seeking via the courts can be the result.

July 3, 2014

The Health Care Contradiction: Medicine's Old and New Ways Clash

Innovation is transforming health care, or at least it’s trying. Old practices and laws can create a drag on that new innovation.

June 26, 2014

In Aereo, the Supreme Court Gets It Right

The Aereo decision is a victory for property rights and the rule of law, rather than the triumph of entrenched interests over disruptive innovation.

June 18, 2014

Movement of the Permanent Internet Tax Moratorium

Hopefully, the next step on the right path will be taken with the House Judiciary Committee deciding that the Internet tax moratorium must continue.

June 5, 2014

Et tu, Governor Quinn?

By Monday Illinois Governor Quinn must approve or deny a scheme that may well leave him in a similar, if less dramatic, situation as Nero.

May 22, 2014

One More Branch of Government Takes Action and Gets it Right, Another Opts for Failure

The Supreme Court took a step in the right direction, but the proposed patent legislation, which has been shelved, is also necessary to fully address bad actors’ behavior.

May 1, 2014

Rescue Consumers from Internet Tax Now

The number of working days remaining in the current congressional session, is quickly dwindling. On the must-do list should be protecting the Internet from multiple or discriminatory taxes, a process Congress began in 1998.

April 17, 2014

It Is Time to Welcome All the Best and Brightest

It’s counterproductive for the U.S. to restrict the number of talented, high-skilled workers who want to make their contributions in the United States.

March 27, 2014

When Government Slows Our Access to Health

The challenges for health IT are known and the Senate can join with the House to fix the problems which allow the FDA and FCC to end the mission creep and focus on the truly critical.

March 20, 2014

Troll Casino: Jackpots Won Routinely

The economic incentives of the patent litigation system make it attractive to threaten to sue, even for the most dubious of claims—a situation not much different than that which has driven many to demand broader tort reform.


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