Adam Thierer on Crony Capitalism and Technology Policy

Lynne Kiesling Adam Thierer of the Mercatus Center on corporate welfare, and why he doesn’t like the phrase “crony capitalism”: Here’s Adam arguing against a proposal to nationalize Facebook “to protect user rights”.

Physical and Virtual Aren’t Always Substitutes

Lynne Kiesling Whether the topic is retail sales or higher education (or some other application), the role of digital technology raises the question of how, if at all, online activity substitutes for physical, face-to-face activity. That relationship differs case-to-case; you wouldn’t expect the effects of online shopping on bricks-and-mortar shops to have the same patterns … More Physical and Virtual Aren’t Always Substitutes