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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Real Clear Markets: Tech Lash: The Populist Abuse of Antitrust Enforcement

Real Clear Markets: Tech Lash: The Populist Abuse of Antitrust Enforcement

America’s large successful tech companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple are facing heightened scrutiny from federal and state officials. Increasingly, populists from both the left and the right are calling for the break-up and structural reorganization of America’s tech companies based on misguided notion that big is bad. In addition to a recent spate of highly partisan congressional…

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Houston Chronicle: Opinion: Don’t stop tech in Texas

Houston Chronicle: Opinion: Don’t stop tech in Texas

Texas Innovation Regarding “U.S. hits Google in antitrust suit,” (A1, Oct. 21): The recent antitrust lawsuit against Google, joined by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, misapplies antitrust law and threatens Texas’ burgeoning tech sector. The proper standard for antitrust law is preventing consumer harm. It is difficult to argue Google causes harm to consumers when search is free and the cost of…

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