Protecting Democracy from Unchecked Political Power

I have a new post that is available on its own subdomain:

It offers a specific suggestion about a policy that the citizens of the US take change and protect their social and political discourse from the rapidly growing, unchecked power of the two ad-tech giants, Google and Facebook.

If you are interested in how I got to where I am on this issue, you can read this an article that is just out at the NYTimes.

I put the new post on its own subdomain because I’m experimenting with ways to let a reader run code in the browser. I propose a specific tax schedule on digital advertising. Then I let the reader try out their own variations.

In subsequent posts, I’ll explore the international dimensions of this proposal and describe the library I’m using to get Python to run in the browser. If you are curious now, you can learn more at

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