Monthly Archives: May 2013

IRS v. Tea Party?

I think the problem isn’t that the IRS looked into conservative political non-profits, but that they didn’t look into ALL political non-profits and PACs and Super-PACs for tax fraud.  There’s fine line between all these organization’s activities and illegal campaign finance and tax violations.  Some of these organizations, especially the Super-PACs, seem to exploit their non-for-profit status, which is something the IRS is charged with investigating.  After the SCOTUS Citizen’s United decision, it was inevitable that the IRS would have to look out for non-for-profit status abuses by political organization.  The issue is not that they did so, but that they did so unevenly, IMHO.

Information Wants to Be Free?

I’m not sure who first said “information wants to be free” but I’m certain it wasn’t the information itself.  Left on its own, information just sits there and never seeks to do any traveling at all.  Even it today’s world information moves too slow and rarely gets to where it most needs to be.  Unless the information is of a particularly cute cat or kitten, most information is ignored altogether.  Information doesn’t go viral on its own, you need a vast network of people pushing it around for that effect; ask any PR flack or SEO practitioner.  Information is inert, I say.