The Green Rush Is Already Here, and We Need Smart Cannabis Policy to Direct It

This week, 60 Minutes ran a report on the failure of cannabis policy in California, specifically the marijuana-rich region of the Emerald Triangle. Though California legalized cannabis beginning in 2017, the region has created a special conundrum for law enforcement and regulators. The northwestern region of the state, with its ideal growing climate, grows an estimated 70% of the […]

What Happened to the Right to Choose Your Healthcare?

From atop the lecterns at the Democratic presidential debates and the White House, a common trope is dismantling and rejiggering how health care is delivered in America. For the left, the emphasis is on expanding who can access government-backed health insurance programs while cutting off the role of the private sector. On the right, President […]

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 […]

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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