Reason magazine is a great source of libertarian thought, but it's also the home of the Volokh Conspiracy blog which, while also libertarian-leaning, nevertheless includes some decisively non-libertarian opinions. Case in point, this post by by Stewart Baker of the Cyberlaw Pocast, explaining how the EARN IT act could be used to attack so-called "end-to-end" encryption.The … [Read more...] about Let’s Not End End-to-End Encryption
As regular readers may remember, I lost my job a few months ago. I'm happy to report that I've started a new job, although I'm not saying where, because I don't want to give anyone the incorrect impression that anything here at Windypundit is being said on behalf of my employer, who have wisely not authorized me to speak for them. I do want to talk about one part of the process … [Read more...] about How Not to Notarize an I-9
Terminator: Dark Fate appears to have tanked at the box office, at least by blockbuster standards. Its quarter billion dollar world-wide gross sounds like a lot, but that's considerably less than Terminator: Genisys, which was also not well received. For some reason, the Terminator franchise doesn't seem to be working very well any more. Why is that? To try to intuit an … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong With Terminator?
So, I saw someone tweet out this photo:"Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but there was NO year 0. We started with year 1, so the new decade is 2021."Yeah...not so much. I have a couple of problems with this.I remember back in 1999 when everyone was saying things like this about the year 2000. That it's not the start of the new millennium, so we should be … [Read more...] about Enjoy the New Decade
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been advocating a wealth tax for a while now, and it seems like a bad idea to me.Let's start with the Trumpian level of dishonesty in the repeated claims of supporters that Warren's wealth tax asks billionaires to pay a mere "two cents." Obviously, it's two percent -- two cents on each dollar -- and calling it "two … [Read more...] about A Wealth Tax Would be a Mess