Republicans Seek Ways to Foster the Sharing Economy

In 1984 the first commercially available, hand-held (brick-sized) cellular mobile phone was introduced. In 1990 Motorola created the first “Bag Phone,” which became a staple of every businessman’s car floor boards. In 1992 text messaging was developed, thankfully hastening the beginning of the end of voicemail. In 1997 the first smart phone was introduced, but…
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Republicans’ Sharing Economy Versus Hillary’s “Profit Sharing Economy”

Progressives should know something has gone terribly awry within their worldview when they stand athwart of progress. The word “progress” is quite literally built into the name they gave themselves, and yet in nearly every debate over technology and the future economy their instinct is to hunker down and advocate for the status quo. Uber,…
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Democrats Continue to Fight–and Lose–Against the Sharing Economy

Democrats got a quick lesson in the dangers of opposing innovation this past week from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is licking his wounds following an embarrassing loss in the fight against the ride-sharing service Uber. De Blasio’s lobbying effort against the shared economy was laughable. He attempted to make the case…
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While Democrats Focus on Regulating, GOP Stressing the Need for Innovation

The life of a government regulation typically follows the same path: A business becomes popular with masses of people, the government finds a reason that the new business somehow poses a threat to those same people and therefore decides to regulate it, the business argues vociferously against the new regulatory barriers, and then slowly, over…
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