Technology (page 2)

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    Highlighting China’s plan for global economic dominance

    David Goldman writes for National Review Online about China’s threatening economic plans. China has a plan to assimilate most of the world’s population into a virtual empire dominated by its telecommunications, computation, manufacturing, and logistics. You can read all about it on Huawei’s English-language website, and hear it…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    Conservative conflict over Big Tech

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon details a debate among conservatives about the future of Big Tech. A new lawsuit is inflaming tensions on the right between the powerful, business-friendly Koch political network and a rising coalition of populist conservatives pushing for a crackdown on Silicon Valley.
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2020
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    Biden and Big Tech

    Katherine Doyle writes for the Washington Examiner about the Biden transition team’s reliance on Big Tech insiders. Agency review teams for the Biden-Harris presidential transition have added Silicon Valley insiders in droves, an analysis shows. The teams are charged with planning for the incoming presidency, holding sway over…
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2020
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    Blockchain could play role in battling the next pandemic

    Tevi Troy and Jeremy Epstein explain at the American Purpose how one particular technology could help address the next pandemic. It is no secret that the United States and the world were unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. approach—hoping we could track and trace the virus—fell…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2020
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    Big Tech and a national company town

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist argues that major technology companies are transforming the United States into a “giant company town.” Company towns … are mostly a thing of the past in this country, and not all were as exploitative as the one in “Sixteen Tons.” By the standards…
    Mitch Kokai, October 27, 2020
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    End of Atlantic Coast Pipeline hurts Eastern North Carolina

    Low-cost energy is an essential ingredient to economic vitality. Rodney Pitts, chairman of Southern Elevator and a John Locke Foundation board member sent the following to the Charlotte Observer as a letter to the editor. The shutting down of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project, financed by Dominion Energy and Duke…
    Joseph Coletti, July 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal legislation to boost access to rural broadband service. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to allow rioters to topple Confederate monuments on the State Capitol grounds.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2020
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    JLF’s Jon Sanders On Why Wake Forest Doesn’t Need Public Broadband

    On May 19, 2020, the Director of Regulatory Studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon Sanders, submitted comments to the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners on a proposal to finance a fiber infrastructure project. Sanders opposed the proposal for several reasons, namely: An uncertain economy for the foreseeable future…
    Brenee Goforth, June 5, 2020