Nicotine is Not Your Enemy

In the fourth season of the popular show Mad Men, creative advertising executive Donald Draper pens a page-long ad in the New York Times explaining why he’s “quit tobacco.” A long time creative force in pushing cigarettes in popular media, he decides he’s had a change of heart when it comes to the dangerous effects […]

We Must Make Consumer Privacy a Priority

Nearly every day we hear of more major cases of identity theft, financial crime and other forms of attacks or malicious interference on the internet. Breeches become commonplace and lax standards leave consumers worried about how their information is safeguarded. The colossal breaches at British Airways and Marriott and Starwood in 2018 compromised the private […]

Facebook Trustbusters Are Motivated by Partisan Politics, Not Concern for the Consumer

Channeling the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt and nostalgia for the early 20th century Progressive Era, the latest bad idea being circulated in elite circles is to use the trust-busting power of the federal government to break up the social network Facebook. The idea has been promoted by the likes of Democratic politicians like senators Elizabeth […]

The Social Media ‘Deplatforming Purge’ Will Only Make the Internet a Seedier Place

At the dawn of the social media revolution, our first instincts were on the money. Instantaneous communication, blogging and social networks were the ultimate innovations for free speech. Millions of people were given a voice beyond the reach of traditional gatekeepers. It was glorious. Now that we’ve lived through two decades of this revolution, however, […]

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