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OpenMarket: September 2019

  • Facebook's $5 Billion Privacy Fine Almost Certainly Too High

    September 3, 2019
    Facebook has faced intense criticism from lawmakers and regulators since last spring, when The Observer and The New York Times reported that data from over 50 million Facebook users had been harvested as part of Cambridge Analytica’s effort to influence American voters.
  • Marijuana Industry Bank Reform on Capitol Hill Agenda

    September 3, 2019
    While the continued legalization of recreational and medicinal use of marijuana at the state level has undoubtedly been a win for liberty, there remains much work to do as to normalize the burgeoning marijuana industry in the broader legal and economic fabric of the nation.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations   

    September 2, 2019
    The UK parliament will soon be suspended for a five-week period, something the U.S. Congress should consider emulating as often as possible. Over in the U.S. executive branch, the 2019 Federal Register surpassed 45,000 pages last week, and the number of new regulations will likely hit 2,000 this week.

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