Bronwyn Howell is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
Rather than regulating cryptocurrencies and exchanges, policymakers should delay intervention until evidence is provided of the failure of self-governance mechanisms to respond appropriately.
There are surely lessons to be learned about ways of dealing with an uncertain future from this landmark US decision that will benefit regulation as well as antitrust evaluation.
Regulating in response to popular calls, before the requisite research and analysis has been undertaken (or actual harm identified), can be very costly both financially and politically.
Government funding has helped close economic and technological divides in areas where private financing has failed to materialize, but what about cases where governments preempt the private sector with government-funded fiber networks?
Telephone, television, and internet access have long been sold in ubiquitous “triple play” packages, but what do trends like quadruple or even bigger “plays” and “unbundling” mean for consumers and the future of digital content marketing?
The bundling observed in the real world of the AT&T/Time Warner case involves levels of complexity far beyond what the simple models currently being debated have been able to capture.
The Department of Justice’s challenge to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner is remarkably similar to the case of Vodafone and Sky Television in New Zealand.
It seems somewhat ironic that at the same time that the case for and against a so-called neutral internet is heard in California, discriminatory taxes may be imposed on the users of ride-hailing apps that aren’t imposed on traditional cabs.
Some experts doubt that bitcoin can be considered a currency, but can it be likened to gold?
The experiences of other countries around the world show the fundamental problems with proposals to create nationalized 5G mobile networks.