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“Sin Tax” on Wireless Service is Out of Step

by Robert Howden, TEP Chairman. Think about the many ways in which you use your cell phone and wireless connectivity on a daily basis. Would you consider that aspect of your life a luxury or a necessity? If you agreed that your cell phone is an essential part of your daily life, you’re probably among […]







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Issue Primer: Regulation and the Sharing Economy
February 9th

By: Chelsea McCullough Our world is shifting in exciting ways—from the way we interact with friends and family, to the way we learn, to the way we do business and even the way we commute. A perfect example of this is the move towards a sharing economy where ownership of cars, homes, rentals, even parking […]







Around the Web: Why Digital Overload Is Now Central to the Human Condition
February 2nd

Digital information is everywhere in 2016 –it’s in our phones, on our wrists, in our cars, and even in our homes. Some wonder if this conversion to a tech-centric lifestyle and our virtual inability to unplug is the new normal.  In a recent article from Singularity Hub, the writer wonders if our brains have always […]







In the news: Tech pipeline to Texas: Tax money, people flow out of Bay Area
February 1st

By: Chelsea McCullough Silicon Valley is running scared and Texas’ economy stands to gain from it. A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle found that during the 2000’s, Texas consistently drew companies and talented residents away from the Bay Area—they brought with them approximately $1 billion in taxable income. For those of us who […]







Innovation Thrives Under Free Market Policies
January 28th

Texans for Economic Progress   Tech entrepreneurs are the modern rock stars. Coders are cool, geeks rule and every city across the U.S. is beefing up its tech cred. Innovation has definitely become the economic development buzzword. There are lots of lists and theories about what makes cities attractive to the tech ecosystem. The Kauffman […]








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