Category: Government

Should London Change How We Think About Free Speech Online?

Last week terrorists once again attacked the people of London. Lives were shattered and lost yet again, and as such the nation’s leadership was forced to respond to the continuing threat that terrorists post to open societies. Leading the charge, the U.K.’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, decided to place a large part of the blame

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The “Big Government” Workforce Is Not What We Think It Is

One of the major recurring themes in American society for the past few decades has been that “the federal government is too big” and that we need to “shrink the number of bureaucrats” in America. While endless words have been written along such lines, it’s rare that someone actually takes the time to sort through the facts of what is,

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NY FED: It’s Time to Rewrite the Rules of Wall Street

Regular readers of this blog know that I strongly believe that the U.S. has so far wasted the opportunity the last financial crisis gave us to reform Wall Street. Despite the chorus of voices saying that it’s time to fix the heart of the capitalist system, regulatory responses have been weak or inconsistent, and that is putting it mildly. So

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The Texas Toyota Project and the Price of Jobs

I came across an interesting article in the WSJ recently about the “incentive” package Texas recently gave to Toyota in order to move its U.S. headquarters to the state The State, notes the article, put together a comprehensive set of financial incentives to make the giant automaker leave California: Texas offered Toyota $40 million to move, part

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FT: “Let’s get geeks into government”

Gillian Tett has a good piece on FT.com about Brett Goldstein, a former executive at OpenTable, who left the tech world for local government in Chicago out of a desire to get more involved socially. Notes Tett: Fifteen years ago, Brett Goldstein seemed to be just another tech entrepreneur. He was working as IT director of

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