A Monopoly’s Morals

The day before starting Tim Wu’s book, The Master Switch (2010), I engaged in healthy debate with a good friend of mine on issues surrounding modern tech companies in regards to innovation, privacy, and capitalism. I argued CEOs such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos were positively contributing to society through their respective breakthroughs […]

To Regulate, or not to regulate

Information empires rise and fall in what seems like a continuous and never ending cycle, or so Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch, would argue. One truth of this cycle is that there is a constant battle between a desire by individuals or groups to regulate versus the want for an open, potentially “free,” […]

Innovation in a World of Corporate Greed

Our society has come a long way in regards to the formation of mass communication and new technologies. We now have access to incredible inventions, like virtual reality headsets or devices that allow us to access information within seconds, but we had to start somewhere to get where we are today. There were many brilliant […]

The Guild Strikes Back – The Writer’s Guild of America and Their Duty to Organized Labor

The writer’s strike of 2007 is one of the most discussed labor movements of the last 50 years. Why wouldn’t it be? Television has become such an integral part of the daily routine for millions of people around the nation, and the strike did so much to impact that routine. Do you see the problem […]