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Daniel R. Ballon – Page 4 – Pacific Research Institute

Daniel R. Ballon

Commentary

Hidden provision could endanger economy, civil liberties

As the Senate prepares to vote on the current housing legislation, I would like to bring to your attention a dangerous hidden provision that will burden several innovative Bay Area companies and threaten the civil liberties of all Americans. Senators Christopher Dodd and Richard Shelby quietly attached to H.R. 3221 ...
Business & Economics

Turning POTS into PANS

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday proposed relaxing 13-year-old price caps on basic telephone service. Yielding to the demands of public interest groups, regulators currently force telecommunications companies to offer the cheapest basic rates in the nation. Yet, if artificially low prices are necessary to protect consumer welfare, why ...
Business & Economics

Turning POTS into PANS: California Regulators Slam the Phone on Price Controls

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday proposed relaxing 13-year old price caps on basic phone service. Yielding to the demands of public interest groups, regulators currently force telecommunications companies to offer the cheapest basic rates in the nation. But if artificially low prices are necessary to protect consumer welfare, ...
Business & Economics

Senate Housing Bill Allows Government to Spy on Internet Commerce

The bipartisan housing bill currently being debated in the Senate contains an unrelated amendment that will burden innovative Internet companies and threaten the civil liberties of every American. Without any discussion, Senators added a provision to H.R. 3221 (The American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008) requiring electronic ...
Business & Economics

Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer regarding (S. Amdt. 4983) amendment to H.R. 3221

The Honorable Diane Feinstein United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Barbara Boxer United States Senate 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Feinstein and Boxer: As the Senate prepares to vote on the current housing legislation, I would like to ...
Business & Economics

Bye Bye Nerdy!

The Sacramento Union, June 18, 2008 San Francisco Business Times, June 13, 2008 Last week, the House Judiciary Committee considered a proposal by Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, to end restrictions on the most critical resource driving technological innovation. This resource is human talent, and with the greatest ...
Business & Economics

Intel punished for being too competitive

European authorities recently stormed Intel’s offices in a surprise early morning raid. The “raids should come as good news to consumers across Europe,” exclaimed Thomas McCoy, a spokesperson for rival microchip-maker Advanced Micro Devices. What crime did the world’s dominant computer chip manufacturer commit to warrant such heavy-handed tactics? According ...
Business & Economics

Congress slams the door on California’s scientists and engineers

The House Judiciary Committee has been considering a proposal by Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to end restrictions on the most critical resource driving technological innovation. This resource is human talent, and with the greatest public university system in the world, California should be fertile ground. Due to arbitrary and ...
Business & Economics

Bye Bye Nerdy! Congress Slams the Door on California’s Scientists and Engineers

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a proposal by Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to end restrictions on the most critical resource driving technological innovation. This resource is human talent, and with the greatest public university system in the world, California should be fertile ground. Due to arbitrary ...
Business & Economics

Why rob consumers to reward retailers?

WASHINGTON (Map, News) – A recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found Americans rank the skyrocketing cost of gasoline as their most serious economic concern. The House Judiciary Committee will soon consider a proposal to put more money in the pockets of gas station owners and major retailers, while ...
Commentary

Hidden provision could endanger economy, civil liberties

As the Senate prepares to vote on the current housing legislation, I would like to bring to your attention a dangerous hidden provision that will burden several innovative Bay Area companies and threaten the civil liberties of all Americans. Senators Christopher Dodd and Richard Shelby quietly attached to H.R. 3221 ...
Business & Economics

Turning POTS into PANS

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday proposed relaxing 13-year-old price caps on basic telephone service. Yielding to the demands of public interest groups, regulators currently force telecommunications companies to offer the cheapest basic rates in the nation. Yet, if artificially low prices are necessary to protect consumer welfare, why ...
Business & Economics

Turning POTS into PANS: California Regulators Slam the Phone on Price Controls

The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday proposed relaxing 13-year old price caps on basic phone service. Yielding to the demands of public interest groups, regulators currently force telecommunications companies to offer the cheapest basic rates in the nation. But if artificially low prices are necessary to protect consumer welfare, ...
Business & Economics

Senate Housing Bill Allows Government to Spy on Internet Commerce

The bipartisan housing bill currently being debated in the Senate contains an unrelated amendment that will burden innovative Internet companies and threaten the civil liberties of every American. Without any discussion, Senators added a provision to H.R. 3221 (The American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008) requiring electronic ...
Business & Economics

Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer regarding (S. Amdt. 4983) amendment to H.R. 3221

The Honorable Diane Feinstein United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Barbara Boxer United States Senate 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Feinstein and Boxer: As the Senate prepares to vote on the current housing legislation, I would like to ...
Business & Economics

Bye Bye Nerdy!

The Sacramento Union, June 18, 2008 San Francisco Business Times, June 13, 2008 Last week, the House Judiciary Committee considered a proposal by Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, to end restrictions on the most critical resource driving technological innovation. This resource is human talent, and with the greatest ...
Business & Economics

Intel punished for being too competitive

European authorities recently stormed Intel’s offices in a surprise early morning raid. The “raids should come as good news to consumers across Europe,” exclaimed Thomas McCoy, a spokesperson for rival microchip-maker Advanced Micro Devices. What crime did the world’s dominant computer chip manufacturer commit to warrant such heavy-handed tactics? According ...
Business & Economics

Congress slams the door on California’s scientists and engineers

The House Judiciary Committee has been considering a proposal by Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to end restrictions on the most critical resource driving technological innovation. This resource is human talent, and with the greatest public university system in the world, California should be fertile ground. Due to arbitrary and ...
Business & Economics

Bye Bye Nerdy! Congress Slams the Door on California’s Scientists and Engineers

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a proposal by Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to end restrictions on the most critical resource driving technological innovation. This resource is human talent, and with the greatest public university system in the world, California should be fertile ground. Due to arbitrary ...
Business & Economics

Why rob consumers to reward retailers?

WASHINGTON (Map, News) – A recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found Americans rank the skyrocketing cost of gasoline as their most serious economic concern. The House Judiciary Committee will soon consider a proposal to put more money in the pockets of gas station owners and major retailers, while ...
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