Saturday, November 15, 2014

Government Screws Up Everything: The Internet Version

Government Screws Up Everything: The Internet Version: When I read that the Obama Administration wants to regulate the Internet by having the Federal Communications Commission impose “net neutrality” rules, my immediate response is to be opposed.Does my opposition to more regulation and red tape make me a knee-jerk ideologue?I suppose so, though I think it’s simply a common-sense instinct.After all, it’s very difficult to come up with a list of successful interventions by government. So I think my automatic aversion to regulation is akin to my automatic aversion to touching a hot stove. Simply stated, I can’t imagine a positive outcome.But let’s be “open minded” and consider...