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Bartlett D. Cleland

Research Fellow

Bartlett D. Cleland is a research fellow with the Institute for Policy Innovation.

Cleland represented IPI as a member of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force and contributed to its final report, released in January 2009. The Task Force was created in February 2008 at the request of 49 state attorneys general to identify effective tools and technologies to keep kids safe online. 

He currently serves as private sector co-chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force. Cleland also serves on the Internet Education Foundation Board of Directors, which involves working closely with the Internet Caucus and such projects as GetNetWise, a project to assist parents in understanding the Internet and how to protect children on-line. 

Cleland began his professional career in the human resources field with Lee Hecht Harrison as a consultant for executive outplacement.  He went to Washington, D.C. in 1995 to work for Senator John Ashcroft, serving as the Senator’s technology counsel from 1996 - 1998.  At the same time, he held various management positions, ultimately serving two years as operations director.  From 1998 to 2000, he worked for Americans for Tax Reform as technology and policy counsel, and advised Commissioner Grover G. Norquist on the Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce.  From 2000 to 2005, he served as the Associate General Counsel and VP, Software, at the Information Technology Association of America.

Bartlett graduated from Millikin University with a B.S. in philosophy and business administration.  He received his Masters of Business Administration, as well as his law degree with a specialization in international and comparative law, from St. Louis University.  He is admitted to the Missouri bar.

December 12, 2014

Travel is About to Get More Taxing


Creating a different set of tax laws, different from those already in place for hotels or services, is moving in the wrong direction.

November 20, 2014

The U.S. Senate Voted to Oppose Freedom


Technology is a tool that can be used for good or evil, to empower the state or empower the people. We must choose continued individual liberty.

 

November 14, 2014

'Lame Duck' Internet Betrayal?


Imagine the surprise that online customers will receive when the lame duck Senate massively expands government power via the Internet.

November 13, 2014

'Lame Duck' Internet Betrayal?


Imagine the surprise that online customers will receive when the lame duck Senate massively expands government power via the Internet.

November 6, 2014

Innovation: The Shape of Things to Come


For our innovation economy to flourish, we need a robust, functioning patent system, and ending the litigation treadmill would play a positive role.

October 29, 2014

Reforming Tax Reform Thinking


Comprehensive reform should be the goal, not necessarily one piece of comprehensive legislation.

October 23, 2014

You Buy It, You Own It. But What If You Leased It?


Liberty-based solutions are better than voiding or limiting contracts, and forcing others to surrender their property.

October 20, 2014

Black Thursday Is Coming in December: Politicians Want Green, Taxpayers Will See Red!


A tax increase is usually the result of Congress acting; in this case Americans will get an estimated $14.7 billion tax increase next year if Congress doesn't act—by passing an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The obstacle to this extension is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has his own tax-increase legislation, the Mainstreet Fairness Act.

October 17, 2014

Black Thursday Is Coming in December: Politicians Want Green, Taxpayers Will See Red!


A tax increase is usually the result of Congress acting; in this case Americans will get an estimated $14.7 billion tax increase next year if Congress doesn't act—by passing an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The obstacle to this extension is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has his own tax-increase legislation, the Mainstreet Fairness Act.

October 9, 2014

Seattle Exploring Muni Broadband, Other Options After Gigabit Squared Partnership's End


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland

Bartlett Cleland said Seattle should be cautious about pursuing municipal broadband given a "highly suspect" track history for such projects.

 

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Featured Publication

The "UN-Internet" Is Coming

This TechByte by Bartlett D. Cleland explains how Internet governance is managed now and how the freedom we have taken for granted is about to be under direct attack.

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