Laws and Taxes and Big Tech, Oh My! The Case for a Federal Excise Tax on Targeted Digital Advertisements Created by Use of Personally Identifiable Data

Introduction Though there is no overt subscription fee for using “free” online platforms like Facebook, it is well established there is a hidden, continuous cost: the exchange of personally identifiable information (PII) for platform use.[1] Platforms that collect PII—the best known of which include Google and Facebook—make much of their revenue by selling digital advertisementsContinue reading “Laws and Taxes and Big Tech, Oh My! The Case for a Federal Excise Tax on Targeted Digital Advertisements Created by Use of Personally Identifiable Data”

An Anti-Conspiracy Theory: How Antitrust Law is Eroding The Constitutional Rights Protection Set Forth In § 1985(3) and § 1983

Introduction In October of 1868,[1] Benjamin F. Randolph, a Black state senator in South Carolina, was shot dead by three white men as he was stepping off the train.[2] Though the assassination occurred in broad daylight with multiple witnesses, no one ever faced charges for the murder. D. Wyatt Aiken, a former Confederate colonel, wasContinue reading “An Anti-Conspiracy Theory: How Antitrust Law is Eroding The Constitutional Rights Protection Set Forth In § 1985(3) and § 1983”