Federal Trade Commission Targets Ridesharing and AirBnB

The FTC targets ridesharing but makes it sound plausible by using rhetoric that could mean anything. With Uber offices being raided in Europe, the job of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is to make speeches that free the government to take action toward Uber, Airbnb, and others. Thus, the National Journal reports, “FTC Chief Calls for ‘Targeted’ Regulation of Uber, Airbnb.” What kind of targeting? The article explains, “Edith Ramirez is taking a cautious step to rein in ‘sharing economy’ apps.” Obviously, Read more […]

Government Agencies: Warrant? We Can’t Be Stopped because No Warrant!

Government agencies are claiming they don’t need a warrant to read your email, and requiring a warrant is a burden. I really don’t understand why we can’t make this kind of opposition a matter for immediate deposition from office. When agencies complain about needing to get a warrant, they are claiming they shouldn’t have to obey the fundamental law of the United States. From the National Journal: “Agencies Say They Need Access to Americans’ Emails Without a Warrant.” The law Read more […]

FTC Investigates, Intimidates, & Bullies Piano Teachers

Many times when I hear of government corruption, it fits, in my own mind, into some kind of coherent strategy. For example, the IRS harassment of conservative or tea party groups is easily explained as a method for helping Democrats and hurting Conservatives in the 2012 election. But sometimes there is no plan or rationale. Power is exercised for its own sake. People don’t bully or damage others as a means to an end. Hurting others is an end in itself. Perhaps you can explain to me some bigger Read more […]