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 |2021-04-06T09:23:04-04:00April 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?

STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Releases New Report Examining Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 22, 2021 CONTACT: Emerson George 850-320-3803 emerson@jamesmadison.org JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW REPORT WITH NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION FOUNDATION ON REMOTE SALES TAX COLLECTION POLICY TALLAHASSEE – A new report by The James Madison Institute entitled “Bridging the Final Gaps: Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment in Florida” [...]

By |2021-03-22T13:18:42-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: James Madison Institute Releases New Report Examining Policy Paths for Broadband Deployment

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

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 |2021-03-29T10:42:42-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Best Way for Florida to ‘Take on Big Tech’ Is to Keep Welcoming the Crypto Community

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

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

STATEMENT RELEASE: Nathan Simington Confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission

STATEMENT RELEASE: Nathan Simington Confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission Statement from The James Madison Institute on Nathan Simington’s Confirmation to the Federal Communications Commission: We would like to congratulate Nathan Simington on his recent confirmation as the newest FCC Commissioner. We look forward to working with Commissioner Simington to [...]

By |2020-12-09T11:16:13-04:00December 9th, 2020|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: Nathan Simington Confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission
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