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Adi Robertson | The Verge | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston Skees
The developer of Pokémon Go settled a lawsuit with people who claimed the game encouraged people to trespass on their property, resulting in players blocking their driveways with cars, peering into their windows, and littering or damaging property.
Kevin D. Williamson | National Review | Tweeted by Matthew Mitchell
New York City’s carrot-and-stick routine with Amazon–offering them large handouts then chastising their business practices–is a good indicator that the city is not prepared for the balance of power to shift away from politics and toward capital.
Nick Bastone | Business Insider | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
After announcing Nest Secure users could use Google Assistant on their devices, Google faced backlash for excluding the presence of a microphone in the device’s technical specifications.
Rachel Chason | The Washington Post | Tweeted by Brent Skorup
In an effort to cut their greenhouse emissions in half, Georgetown University has planned to clear cut 210 acres of trees. Environmental activists are appealing to the county and state to stop the project.
Richard M. Ebeling | American Institute for Economic Research | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
Without any sense of scarcity or societal costs, proponents of the Green New Deal are proposing an end without fully thinking through the means.
Christine Sandefur and Frayda Levin | The Daily Caller | Tweeted by Veronique de Rugy
States across the country are passing legislation for paid family leave, but they are quickly learning the same lesson as private businesses: extending paid leave comes with a cost.
Dami Lee | The Verge | Shared by Tyler Cowen
As emoji become more common in messaging, how they are displayed and interpreted are playing a growing role in US court opinions. Courts’ filing systems aren’t prepared for this new form of communication.
Katie Lobosco | CNN | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
Executives and union leaders claim tariffs have revitalized the steel industry, but job growth has been minimal so far and at the expense of consumers.
Neil Chilson | Morning Consult | Retweeted by Adam Thierer
In a country where the internet has thrived under an innovation-friendly approach to regulation, lawmakers should be wary of slowing or even stopping the prosperity technological innovation has provided with heavy-handed regulations.
Alissa Walker | Curbed | Retweeted by Salim Furth
The Los Angeles area boasts a high and rising cost of living, which has prompted one nonprofit to match senior citizens with younger roommates to allow them to continue living in their house.