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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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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Alliance on Antitrust

Alliance on Antitrust

The Lone Star Policy Institute is pleased to be part of the efforts of the Alliance on Antitrust to preserve the proper role of antitrust enforcement. We are witnessing troubling calls to break up large, successful American companies merely because of size, or to score political points. Preserving the consumer welfare standard limits politicization of antitrust enforcement, fosters innovation, and ensures consumer…

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FEE: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Career

FEE: How to Be the CEO of Your Own Career

Whether you’re a young graduate just starting your career or someone who is feeling the vocational version of the “Seven Year Itch,” the secret to professional development is taking control of the direction of your career. Many young professionals have been taught to ask for permission and seek guidance at every turn. At times this is understandable because young professionals…

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FEE: There Is No Government Shortcut for Entrepreneurial Success

FEE: There Is No Government Shortcut for Entrepreneurial Success

Senator Elizabeth Warren is right that the path to wealth is through entrepreneurship. The senator recently released her “Leveling the Playing Field for Entrepreneurs” plan, a proposal that claims to help minorities who are starting businesses. This plan comes on the tails of her indignation toward wealthy Americans, referring to them as “freeloaders.” Perhaps she fails to realize that many…

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FEE: Should Corporations Consider Any “Stakeholders” Other Than Shareholders?

FEE: Should Corporations Consider Any “Stakeholders” Other Than Shareholders?

CS Lewis, the famed author of The Chronicles of Narnia, once discussed the distinction between advancing ethics and advancing knowledge of facts. In Lewis’ view, ethics changes remarkably little over the years. What changes, and changes rapidly, is our knowledge of how the world works. This advancement of knowledge informs our application of ethical norms, and it is advancing knowledge…

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How Purple is Texas?

How Purple is Texas?

A number of indicators since the 2016 Presidential election have suggested that Texas may not be as reliable of a red state as it has in the past. From Trump winning just 52.2% of the Texan vote, to Ted Cruz barely scraping a majority over Beto O’Rourke in 2018, and now John Cornyn visibly concerned for not just his future…

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