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STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Opposes Government Control of Broadband

Today, James Madison Institute joined a coalition of market-oriented organizations in expressing opposition to federal policies that would increase government control of broadband in the name of closing the digital divide. Andrea O’Sullivan, Director of JMI's Center for Technology and Innovation, offered the following comment: “Bridging the digital divide is [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:00:35-04:00June 30th, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Opposes Government Control of Broadband

No, the federal seizure of Colonial Pipeline ransomware payments did not ‘break’ Bitcoin

By Andrea O'Sullivan Whenever Bitcoin makes news, there is usually a good amount of confusion amid the headlines. This is the case with the recent story about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack. It is fantastic that pipeline billing operations have since resumed, and that federal agents have recovered much of the ill-gotten funds. But it [...]

By |2021-06-15T10:52:15-04:00June 15th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on No, the federal seizure of Colonial Pipeline ransomware payments did not ‘break’ Bitcoin

Why Tesla bought bitcoin

By Andrea O'Sullivan May 20, 2021 “If you don’t believe me or don’t get it, I don’t have time to try to convince you, sorry.” —Satoshi Nakamoto, July 29, 2010 Bitcoin has weathered its fair share of theoretical criticisms over the years. It’s just like tulips. It’s insecure. It’s technically unsound. It’s on [...]

By |2021-05-21T11:36:53-04:00May 21st, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why Tesla bought bitcoin

Why Biden’s Broadband Bonanza Is Likely to Fail

We already know how to affordably expand connectivity; government-run networks ain’t it. Never-ending infrastructure week is back, baby, and it's bigger than ever! The Biden-Harris administration's proposed infrastructure-jobs bill is both expensive—with a $2 trillion sticker price—and expansive. What isn't infrastructure, these days? According to some senators, everything from personal care to parental [...]

By |2021-04-13T09:45:20-04:00April 13th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why Biden’s Broadband Bonanza Is Likely to Fail

Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy

By Andrea O'Sullivan Click here to read the full study, "Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy"  Click here to read a condense summary of "Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy"  The yearning for freedom is in America’s DNA. It always has been: some 200 years ago, the French [...]

By |2021-07-29T11:07:07-04:00April 6th, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on Deplatforming and Freedom: A Primer for Policy

Are NFTs Dumb, a Scam, or Secretly Useful?

Non-fungible tokens for art can seem a lot like Tulipmania. But distinct digital tokens have real use cases for things like online address management. NFTs: so hot right now. You might have heard so much about these eye-popping auctions for weirdo jpegs on the internet that you're pretty sick of [...]

By |2021-03-30T13:19:04-04:00March 30th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Are NFTs Dumb, a Scam, or Secretly Useful?

Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida

By Bartlett Cleland, Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Executive Director, Innovation Economy Alliance Click here to read "Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida" The broadband industry has invested billions of dollars in covering the country with ever faster, ever more ubiquitous broadband. From one [...]

By |2021-03-29T10:43:32-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida

Utah Eases Up on the Bureaucracy with Nation’s First General Regulatory Sandbox

Helping innovative companies fast-track products to market is a great way to recover from the COVID economy. Andrea O'Sullivan March 3, 2021 It's no secret that regulations can make or break a new business. Government rules on economic activities can be expensive or time-consuming to established firms. For new startups, [...]

By |2021-03-18T17:57:01-04:00March 16th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Utah Eases Up on the Bureaucracy with Nation’s First General Regulatory Sandbox

Route Around Deplatforming With Decentralized Tech

As centralized platforms censor more, it's time for dissidents to turn to peer-to-peer options. Conservatives have been told that the solution to most big business problems is to offer or to patronize a better alternative in the marketplace. As we have seen with digital technology, this is simplistic. In many [...]

By |2021-03-18T17:57:58-04:00March 11th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Route Around Deplatforming With Decentralized Tech

Florida Launches ‘Sandbox’ Program To Boost Startup FinTech Companies

  A limited government think tank in Tallahassee is out with a report that examines how Florida lawmakers can expand ‘regulatory sandboxes’ to boost business innovation in the state. Think of a regulatory sandbox the same way you think of a real sandbox where kids make friends [...]

By |2021-03-04T17:08:45-04:00March 4th, 2021|Press, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida Launches ‘Sandbox’ Program To Boost Startup FinTech Companies
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