Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

  • Whether Aereo in 2014 or MCI in 1982, new technology leads to disruptive innovation

    Can the Supreme Court Change How We Watch TV?

    Apr 26, 14 • 969 Views • No Comments

    At the Supreme Court this week, broadcasters sought to stop a small firm from competing against them. Saying it was violating copyright law, ABC led a group challenging Aereo’s business model. Aereo uses tiny antennas to send programming to viewers who......  [read more]

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    Do You Like Rent Control?

    Nov 30, 12 • 1692 Views • No Comments

    Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes? The residents of......  [read more]

  • Human capital helps GDP Grow

    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 357 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US......  [read more]

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 344 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was......  [read more]

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    “The Broccoli Question”

    Jun 15, 12 • 332 Views • No Comments

    In 1990 President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. ”I do not like broccoli, and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to......  [read more]