Archive for June, 2006

Senator Jim DeMint (the one I worked for last summer) is proposing an amendment as a possible addition to the up and coming telecommunications legislation, S. 2686. The amendment appears to extend the language of net neutrality from the broadband ISPs to including internet search engines. As reported by Multichannel News: Under the DeMint amendment, […]

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To start, I worked in Senator Jim DeMint’s office for half a summer between freshman and sophomore years of college (summer of 2005 for anyone interested). The experience was an amazing one, learning how we process opinions from constituents, going to hearings on issues that matter, and watching people make decisions that affect everyone in […]

Now, I saw this at Duke during my last few days of the semester, before I’d started the blog. However, if it’s important enough for WIRED News, it’s important enough for me to glance over. This comic book comes out of the Duke Law School, put together by three professors and named Bound by Law?: […]

Alright, I understand. Techno-political issues aren’t everyone’s thing. The issues themselves can be hard to understand, and often those who summarize their view slant it so far to one side or the other it becomes comical. ….literally. While they target different audiences and thus have slightly different purposes, the largest supporters and opponents of stronger […]

A suit has been filed recently against XM radio from four record labels. Take some time to read up on it here, here, here, and here. I had a discussion with one of my hallmates last night trying to understand why the labels would do such a thing. I don’t think he had any real […]

Perfect competition requires five things according to 1. All firms sell an identical product. 2. All firms are price-takers. 3. All firms have a relatively small market share. 4. Buyers know the nature of the product being sold and the prices charged by each firm. 5. The industry is characterized by freedom of entry […]

Ok, in reviewing what I could about the net neutrality debate, I’ve surmised a few things. One of the most important things being that not enough people are talking about competition. First off, all the free market thinkers should exit the stage right now. We’re not talking about a free market either way, be it […]

Ok… so it’s been many days, and I’ve decided to shift the focus of the blog. Well… I suppose I should be more specific. I’m removing focus from this blog. I’m finding that at present, my environment doesn’t let me focus on a single topic like net neutrality every day. So I suppose the direction […]