Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American
Economy / Immigration / Labor Force

Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American

Three months after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order enacting a trademark promise of his campaign: “Buy American, Hire American.” Among other things, the order directed his administration to review the current immigration system and determine policies for the United States to promote higher wages and employment for American workers. One the … Continue reading

Just Google It?
Economy

Just Google It?

If search engines and search advertisers were playing each other in Hasbro’s Monopoly, Google would definitely have hotels on both Boardwalk and Park Place, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff report. Unfortunately, reality is no board game, and Google has been accused of using anticompetitive tactics to harm both rivals and consumers. The … Continue reading

Social Media and International Affairs: A Question of Ethics.
Communications / Latin America / Middle East / Politics

Social Media and International Affairs: A Question of Ethics.

In today’s world where people get their news from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Google, ethical standards reasonably come into question. Entire internet platforms are now starting to notice the impact they have on public opinion, and are starting to take a stand for what they feel is right. Take, for example, last … Continue reading

Sending Mixed Signals Across the Spectrum
Communications / Regulation

Sending Mixed Signals Across the Spectrum

Last week I stacked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) alongside such descriptors as ‘curmudgeon,’ while analyzing the need for regulatory reform at the agency primarily responsible for overseeing digital and telecommunications in the United States. In a radical shift of the narrative, internet news outlets were a buzz this week with the surprise claim that … Continue reading