DeSantis ‘Big Tech Bill’ Is Actually a Step Closer to the World Orwell Feared

On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a “Big Tech Bill” that he says is designed to combat Orwellian censorship by companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. The law requires companies to publicly disclose their moderation policies (something most, if not all, already do) and to stick to those policies consistently. If they don’t—or … Continue reading DeSantis ‘Big Tech Bill’ Is Actually a Step Closer to the World Orwell Feared

What Conservatives Can Do to Fight Corporate Wokeness

Corporate wokeness increasingly is part of American society. Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, argues that Americans can and should stand up to woke ideology. “The shareholder base of even large companies that are woke, like Facebook, Alphabet, Nike, they’re not monolithically left, but that’s what the vote looks … Continue reading What Conservatives Can Do to Fight Corporate Wokeness

A Brief History of Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) gained notoriety with Howard R. Bowen’s 1953 publication Social Responsibilities of the Businessman, and although times have since changed and CSR has taken on various forms, a constant question remains unchanged. What is the role of business in society? Some claim that a greater focus on corporate social performance over corporate … Continue reading A Brief History of Corporate Social Responsibility

Are Social Media Companies Common Carriers?

During Donald Trump’s presidency, many Republican lawmakers and conservative activists took steps to address perceived anti‐​conservative bias in “Big Tech.” The most prominent of these efforts fit into two categories: proposed amendments to Section 230 and executive branch action. More recently, legal scholars, policy analysts, and one Supreme Court justice have considered a third option—common carriage … Continue reading Are Social Media Companies Common Carriers?

Here’s Why San Francisco is Experiencing a Shoplifting Surge That’s Putting Some Stores Out of Business

“I’m new to San Francisco,” New York Times journalist Thomas Fuller told a grocery store clerk shortly after moving to the city. “Is it optional to pay for things here?” It sounds like an absurd thing to ask, but Fuller explains in a new article that he was genuinely forced to wonder what was going … Continue reading Here’s Why San Francisco is Experiencing a Shoplifting Surge That’s Putting Some Stores Out of Business

New Poll Shows How Riots Have Doomed Downtown Portland

Riots rocked Portland, Oregon throughout 2020 and have continued in 2021. While some peaceful protesters advocated for justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, violent agitators escalated dozens of these protests into violent riots, doing more than $23 million in damage to businesses in downtown Portland. New polling sheds light on just how long-lasting … Continue reading New Poll Shows How Riots Have Doomed Downtown Portland

Biden Abandons Religious Freedom as First Among Rights

The Biden administration is making a stark departure from past administrations in how it talks about, and treats, religious freedom. In his remarks May 12 on the release of the 2020 Report on International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Antony Blinken correctly asserted that “religious freedom is a human right,” one at the heart of what it means to be … Continue reading Biden Abandons Religious Freedom as First Among Rights

Major Tech CEO Speaks Out Against Woke Capitalism

It seems like every day a new viral story crops up featuring a major company’s latest woke initiative or a major executive’s latest politically charged stance. But in a refreshing twist, a top tech CEO just stood up for old-fashioned, profit-focused business—and spoke out against woke capitalism.  Business Insider reports that the CEO of the … Continue reading Major Tech CEO Speaks Out Against Woke Capitalism

New Study Finds Economic Freedom Is Key to Curbing Fake News

Economic freedom helps to inhibit the spread of fake news, according to a recent academic paper featured in the European Journal of Information Systems. According to the study, titled “Impact of Mobile Connectivity and Freedom on Fake News Propensity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Country Empirical Examination”:  [O]ur empirical analysis demonstrates the significant role of media and economic … Continue reading New Study Finds Economic Freedom Is Key to Curbing Fake News