Kartel Policy – A through M

No, Amazon isn't a monopoly just because it bought Whole Foods

Amazon announced a deal last week to purchase the grocery chain Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion. The company’s largest proposed transaction to date, it would give Amazon a physical presence throughout the nation — especially in the country’s most affluent cities. First, however, the acquisition must receive …

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Trinity Professor: “Let them f****** die” hashtag misinterpreted

One would think that college professors would be more careful in their public word choices than the rest of us mere mortals. “Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams Thursday issued a public apology and said he was in hiding far from Connecticut as the campus …

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Lone Wolf Terror Attack in Michigan is 96th US Plot Since 9/11

Earlier this week, Amor M. Ftouhi, a Canadian-Tunisian dual citizen attacked a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. This is the 96th Islamist terror plot or attack against the U.S. homeland since 9/11. Ftouhi, who has lived in Montreal for the past …

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Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad for Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears the People.

During the Christmas season last year, the Obama administration ignored the majority of Utahns by designating a vast tract of land in southern Utah as a national monument. Last week, the Department of the Interior took a welcome step toward reversing this executive abuse and …

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This School Board Leader Tried to Rig a Public Forum in Favor of Transgender Advocates. That’s Unconstitutional.

Stacking the deck at the casino makes for bad feelings among friends. Things get more serious when you’re a government official, stacking the deck at public forums with speakers in favor of your personal political views. That not only makes for bad public policy— it …

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Sorry Mr. Ruckelshaus, But Your Old Agency Is A Shambles

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Cato InstituteWilliam Ruckelshaus, who served twice as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recently took to the opinion pages of the New York Times to defend his old agency (“A Lesson Trump and the E.P.A. Should Heed,”March 7, 2017). He …

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Friday Briefing: It's The EU That Is Leaving Britain Behind

Image credit: istockIn the Newsquoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The GuardianIt is a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union. On this first anniversary of the Brexit referendum, the UK is feeling only the downside and there is worse to come, writes Timothy Garton Ash. …

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Silicon Valley Energy Summit

Image credit: istockIn the Newsfeaturing Alice L. MillerJames L. Sweeneyvia Precourt Energy Efficiency Center StanfordThe Silicon Valley Energy Summit provides workable ideas by exploring best practices with insights about upcoming energy technologies, markets and policies. Continue Reading....

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Aren’t Democrats Supposed to Hate Monopolies?

Democrats have long railed against monopolistic practices in the market place. Indeed the bedrock of the early progressive movement was busting up monopolies and taking big businesses to court. Few political movements have done battle with well-established business interests as effectively as the early progressives. …

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CEI Leads Coalition Supporting Uncapped Passenger Facility Charge

View Full Document as PDF Dear Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson: We write today in strong support of including an uncapped Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) in the legislation that will reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. We believe that market forces—not the federal government—should be …

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