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Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Need to Lead to Fully Free Trade

March 19, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The United States and Japan are at the trade negotiation table – for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The 2005 Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4) is a trade agreement among Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore…. (T)he US joined the TPP in 2011…. The Obama Administration has begun talks with Asian and […]

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Governments Mandate Monopolies – Then Complain About a Lack of Competition

March 18, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The solution to government – isn’t more government.  But that’s exactly what governments proffer all the time. They pass a government-expanding law – which warps, distorts and otherwise damages the private marketplace.  They don’t offer to repeal the law – of course not.  They instead pass another government-expanding law – to “fix” the mess they made […]

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Anytime is a Good Time to Remove Ridiculous Regulations

March 12, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Wednesday brings us a House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA). You hear STELA, you think Marlon Brando.  But this mandatory renewal – the old law expires December 31 – is crucial to keeping satellite television subscribers connected to the shows they like. And is a […]

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Why is the Left So Opposed to Darwinian Evolution in the Market?

March 11, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Leftists, on the main, are profound believers and espousers of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – when it comes to how the Earth and its flora and fauna have developed. They also accuse we on the right of wholly dismissing it. (Well, I’m a buyer — so too is just about every conservative I know. But leftists […]

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Taxes and Regulations Cost We Consumers a Whole Lot of Money

March 4, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The Left is in a perpetual state of anti-free market angst.  Even the barest inkling of private sector activity drives them bananas.  They want to stop it – and if they can’t, they try to retard it as much as possible. Their main impediment agent is government.  The more space government takes up – the […]

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We Don’t Want the Government Violating Newsrooms, Political Speech or the Internet

February 25, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

This past week a long-existing pernicious problem finally broke through to wider attention – thanks in large part to a two-weeks-ago editorial by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai. The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom Why is the agency studying ‘perceived station bias’ and asking about coverage choices? An excellent question – what with the […]

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Why Can’t the Government Take No for an Answer?

February 20, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Network Neutrality is sadly, yet again back from the dead.  Because the Barack Obama Administration keeps insisting on resurrecting it. Twice now the D.C. Circuit Court has unanimously thrown out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Net Neutrality power grab.  Have said grabbers been at all chastened by these rebukes?  Sadly, no. Barely over a month […]

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The Left is Too Wrong Too Often to Listen to Anymore

February 19, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

An extensive search of my memory and the Internet for an example or two of the left getting a public policy prediction correct was utterly unfruitful. They are the Lou Gehrigs of Wrong. Record-breaking, utterly consistent deliverers of the incorrect. They show up every day, take the field — and then run from home plate to third […]

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Even When Government Power Grabs Are Overturned – The Left Wins

February 11, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

The Barack Obama Administration has been overstepping its Constitutional bounds since just about five minutes after its first inauguration. They have long been practicing a regulatory-overreach overrun approach.  Imposing myriad new regs in innumerable directions – oft aimed at the free market’s foundational sectors and Democrats’ political enemies. The power grab victims are forced to […]

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Video: Is There Another, Even Larger Government Internet Power Grab in the Works?

February 7, 2014 | Seton Motley  |

Why does the federal government appear so adamant to again blatantly ignore the law, extend its power over the Internet, and re-impose Network Neutrality? After all, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already tried it — twice.  And been unanimously rebuked by the D.C. Circuit Court — twice. Each time, the attempted power grab has […]

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