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$60 Smart Phone (No Contract)

Written by Gary North on September 5, 2015


Price competition keeps pushing ahead. The market keeps getting larger. In Asia, Android is winning. Now, there is another Chinese invasion. What is this $60 phone? In AT&T stores it’s the ZTE Maven, which has a screen, speakers, and a processor with capabilities somewhere between the iPhone 5 and 6. As Tony Greco, ZTE’s head […]

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Shhhh! Password! 37 Million Adulterers Hacked

Written by Gary North on August 22, 2015


The Ashley Madison site had over 37 million adulterers or wannabes signed up. That is a huge number of people to subscribe to any site. The hackers threatened the company with exposure of these accounts if the company did not shut down the site. The company didn’t. The hackers have now posted the account data […]

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Outsourcing Jobs to Asian Villages

Written by Gary North on March 28, 2015


So, you thought you would not face the Asian hordes in your lifetime. No such luck. The hordes will soon be connected to the Web — for free. You won’t be. They will be. They will be able to say those powerful words: “I’ll do it a lot cheaper.” The price of Asian-made smart phones […]

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The FCC Is Toothless and Feckless

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is yesterday’s regulatory system. It is bureaucratic. It is slow. Think of it as a dial-up modem. Any time that you read that the FCC is about to take over the Internet, keep things in perspective. Click this: Alternatively, think of the FCC as the Post Office. It can announce new […]

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Net Neutrality = Price Controls

Written by Gary North on February 10, 2015

It is really quite easy to understand what net neutrality is all about. It is Obama’s plan to bring the Internet under the control of the federal government. The Federal Communications Commission keeps announcing its authority over the Net. It was slapped down by the Supreme Court. But it’s back. This time, it wants to […]

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Liberal Dilemma: No More “Piss Christ”

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2015

Liberals are already counting the costs of Muslim terrorism. Here is a liberal’s dilemma. “If I run cartoons ridiculing Muhammad, I may get killed.” Check. “If I keep running materials ridiculing Christians, I won’t get killed, but I may be accused of inconsistency and cowardice.” Check. “Discretion is the better part of valor.” Check. Politico’s […]

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Governments Are Desperate to Limit the Internet. Too Late.

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2015

Around the world, governments are trying to limit the Internet. These efforts are futile. The technology of evading the government is governed by Moore’s law: a doubling of capacity every 12 months. The governments are governed by Parkinson’s law: “Work expands so as to fill the time allotted for its completion.” We see headlines like […]

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