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A Free Market Approach to GMO-Free Labels
U.S. Domestic Policy

A Free Market Approach to GMO-Free Labels

More often than we might like, there is a huge disconnect between science and politics. When it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), also known as genetically modified food, the science is settled: GMOs are perfectly fine for human consumption. In fact, anyone familiar with development economics knows that GMOs have lifted millions (if not billions) … Continue reading

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: Bad Tech
Politics / Technology

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: Bad Tech

Editor’s Note: This article appears as the third of a three-part series dealing with the recent legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over a court order requiring Apple to break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino Shooters. Jesse examines the tech and privacy issues in the case. Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) … Continue reading

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: A Legally Dubious Order
Communications / Constitution / Politics

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: A Legally Dubious Order

Editor’s Note: This article appears as the second of a three-part series dealing with the recent legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over a court order requiring Apple to break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino Shooters. Jon examines the legal underpinning of the case.   My colleague Alessandra does an excellent job … Continue reading

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: An Encrypted Debate
Communications / National Security / Politics

Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: An Encrypted Debate

Editor’s Note: This article appears as the first of a three-part series dealing with the recent legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over a court order requiring Apple to break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino Shooters. Alessandra establishes the background and calls on the government to create a commission to address this … Continue reading

How Small Programs Hidden in Dodd Frank are Costing Americans Big Money
CFPB / Regulation

How Small Programs Hidden in Dodd Frank are Costing Americans Big Money

More than five years following the passage of The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the question of necessity of such an extraordinarily large and overbearing act persists. This enormous document was introduced to address the issues existing in the financial system, specifically to prevent another financial crisis, but it appears to have … Continue reading

Telehealth Series: Cutting Costs and Making Payments
Healthcare / Technology

Telehealth Series: Cutting Costs and Making Payments

According to Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, who spearheaded the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act (CONNECT), “telehealth is the future of health care.” The CONNECT for Health Act has been designed with the purpose of saving money and increasing access to health care by slimming down regulatory measures … Continue reading