RCM: Weaponized Antitrust Against Big Companies Harms Small Business Along the Way

RCM: Weaponized Antitrust Against Big Companies Harms Small Business Along the Way

This week, companies from around the world are virtually participating in the 2021 South by Southwest. Start-up and emerging companies not only want to tell the world about their innovative products, but they want to impress would-be investors who might fund their growth. But there is a new threat to the start-up ecosystem. Recently Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a bill that…

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Washington Examiner: Enlightened thinking in Texas

Washington Examiner: Enlightened thinking in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that the statewide mask mandate and all restrictions on business’ operating capacity would be lifted this coming week. The following day, President Biden called these decisions “Neanderthal thinking.” In making his announcement, Abbott focused on the fact that Texans have mastered individual habits and practices to mitigate against the risks of contracting the coronavirus. In…

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National Review: The Private Sector’s COVID-Era Triumph

National Review: The Private Sector’s COVID-Era Triumph

While government struggled mightily to steer us through the coronavirus pandemic, the free market got to work. Popular culture most often portrays businessmen and the corporations they head as greedy and ruthless. A lightly regulated free market and the profit motive, we’re told, inevitably leads to the exploitation of workers and consumers. Through Hollywood’s lens, government is far more virtuous…

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A Season of Goodwill and Good Governance

A Season of Goodwill and Good Governance

For the past several years, conservatism has battled an identity crisis. Fundamental questions surround the Republican Party’s commitment to its own principles. Now, in the wake of a presidential electoral loss and a final defeat at the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court, we hear unserious and reckless calls for secession, rather than a gracious admission of defeat or a willingness…

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Against Reckless Secession Rhetoric

Against Reckless Secession Rhetoric

The Lone Star Policy Institute unequivocally rejects the notion suggested by Texas GOP Chair Alan West that the state of Texas should secede from these United States. On Friday December 11, 2020,  the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously denied the frivolous lawsuit from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought an injunction preventing the selection of presidential electors…

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