Posted by: Ian Bruk | July 21, 2006 on Net Neutrality.

Maybe a growing appreciation for the value of “freedom from monopolies in commerce” can help explain the fact that the NRA is among those who support network neutrality. Perhaps there’s a sense shared by many on the “left” and “right” that it’s not just the government that can exert too much power to restrict individual freedoms, but also large corporations that enjoy great market power AND great political power, the latter achieved in large measure through “investing” some portion of the economic surplus acquired via economic power in political lobbying, campaign contributions and access to mass media, which have historically been relatively few, expensive and powerful political megaphones.

IP Democracy


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