Regulating Monopolies

Brief comment on this NYT article by Tim Wu. This article reminds me of Peter Thiel’s infamous claim that monopolies are preferable to competition. No wonder he supported Trump. We need to wean ourselves off their seductive gadgets and networks but I am not so sure where we are going to find the political will…

The Climate of Conservatism

Every day we hear about how Republicans deny climate change and how their racism drives their immigration policies. What if the two were one and the same? After all, since they are in power, they are privy to national security assessments of climate change related impacts — more so than the opposition — and shooting at caravans is a…