The Best Way for Florida to ‘Take on Big Tech’ Is to Keep Welcoming the Crypto Community

Platform censorship results from centralized design. Cryptocurrency techies are building decentralized alternatives. If you want to build cryptocurrency applications, there are few better places to be than Miami these days. Set aside the great weather and established financial industry for a moment. By moving to Florida, fintech firms can not only enjoy [...]

By |2021-02-23T12:52:32-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Best Way for Florida to ‘Take on Big Tech’ Is to Keep Welcoming the Crypto Community

Making Florida An “Education Destination”

How Consolidating School Choice Scholarships Will Help. A funny thing happened last fall while many governors were yielding to teacher union demands to keep schools closed: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis not only found that it was safe to open schools, but that education policy could be a magnet for attracting new residents [...]

By |2021-02-09T12:43:00-04:00February 9th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Making Florida An “Education Destination”

Why WallStreetBets and Bitcoiners Got So Excited About GameStop

Some of them like the stock, but all of them think our financial system is broken How perfect is it that GameStop of all things is what is revealing the cracks in our capital markets to the masses? Many of us found ourselves fielding confused communiqués from loved ones about just why [...]

By |2021-02-09T12:17:57-04:00February 9th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Why WallStreetBets and Bitcoiners Got So Excited About GameStop

The Future is Florida

An old saying goes: “If you want to be someone, go to California. If you are someone, go to New York. If you were someone, go to Florida.” But in 2020, Florida Man, Woman, and Child exacted revenge. Now, if you want to be someone, go to Florida. If you [...]

By |2021-02-24T19:06:10-04:00January 28th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Future is Florida

What Tech Policies Should We Expect from the Biden Administration?

Some trends to look for over the next four years As the drama of the Trump administration lame duck period fades and the impressive number of troops stationed at our nation's capitol shuffle back to their respective states, the Biden administration is up and running for its first 100 days [...]

By |2021-01-26T12:29:46-04:00January 26th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on What Tech Policies Should We Expect from the Biden Administration?

Florida universities would benefit from free expression survey

A recent survey conducted by a team of ideologically diverse scholars at the University of North Carolina ought to get the attention of Florida legislators and university officials interested in positioning our state schools for future success in the increasingly illiberal world of higher education. The survey, which measured the [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:57:55-04:00December 29th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Florida universities would benefit from free expression survey

On health care, don’t abandon our most vulnerable

When it comes to health care policy, I am reminded of a line from E.B. White, the author famous for books like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. He proclaimed that “there’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.” It’s a thought we would all [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:58:09-04:00December 28th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on On health care, don’t abandon our most vulnerable

Money Is Social Media

As I was gathering my notes to review New Money: How Payment Became Social Media in a Google Doc, I was distracted by a ping from my connected Gmail account. Apparently, my Chase Freedom Unlimited card had not yet been upgraded to contactless technology—just wave your card over the terminal, no need [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:58:17-04:00December 24th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Money Is Social Media

The Massive SolarWinds Hack Won’t Stop the Feds from Wanting All Your Data

Governments often tell their subjects that they must submit to surveillance programs to stay safe. Whether the boogeyman is terrorism, hate, or even health, government snooping on private data often violates our rights to privacy. But surveillance programs are unsafe on their own. Securing major sets of sensitive personal data [...]

By |2021-01-03T14:58:27-04:00December 22nd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on The Massive SolarWinds Hack Won’t Stop the Feds from Wanting All Your Data

How COVID-19 could force lawmakers to broaden K-12 school choice

By: William Mattox December 20, 2020 If Texas legislators do not soon embrace new approaches to K-12 education, Texas could easily fall further behind its Sun Belt rivals in attracting education-minded newcomers to the state. And COVID-19 would be partly to blame. When I speak of new or unusual education [...]

By |2020-12-21T10:45:25-04:00December 20th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on How COVID-19 could force lawmakers to broaden K-12 school choice
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