1. an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river. 2. Geology. natural levee. 3. Agriculture. one of the small continuous ridges surrounding fields that are to be irrigated. 4. History/Historical. a landing place for ships; quay.
verb (used with object), leveed, leveeing. 5. to furnish with a levee: to levee a treacherous stream.
Weaken encryption in the U.S. and all exports of software and network-related technology "made in U.S.A."will dry up. Everybody, Americans included, will shop elsewhere for tech.
That's trillions of dollars in new trade deficits, hundreds of billions in lost profits to tech industries and tens of billions in lost taxes every year until a new administration undoes the damage and stops the bleeding.
Arguing about security and rights of the American people has no effect on these clowns because they hold the public in contempt, and always will. Show them what effect their dumb- ass meddling will do to their billionaire friends and corporate backers and they'll quietly let the issue die off without ever having to admit why it was a stupid idea to start with.
…is that which has no choice but to accept what it is given, at prices, quantities and qualities defined solely by executives for the sake of quarterly profits.
This makes "Consumer" the product sold to shareholders, by those executives, in exchange for multimillion-dollar salaries and "performance bonuses".
"Consumer" has no human rights or status anymore. To beg for what little it may have it is denied access to human courts and must settle for rigged, corporate arbitration panels who routinely prefer to rule for their corporate paymasters.
"Consumer" has been redefined into a code word for a mere function of trade, owned and operated for profit only; thus discarded as soon as each unit or class of units becomes "less profitable".
This explains, for example, what happens to many DSL "consumers." ;]