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The Broadband Investment Leviathan 24 Aug 2010 | 11:03 pm

The August 5th issue of The Economist had a compelling cover story entitled "Leviathan, Inc." in which the author notes "[p]oliticians are reviving the notion that intervening in individual industries...

Governments Privatizing Public Utilities Even As Some Want to Convert Internet Into One 24 Aug 2010 | 01:49 am

Two articles of interest in today's Wall Street Journal with indirect impact on the debate over the future of Internet policy. First, there's a front-page story ("Facing Budget Gaps, Cities Sell Parki...

Crovitz on the Great Internet Optimist vs. Pessimist Debate 23 Aug 2010 | 07:35 pm

I've noted here before that Gordon Crovitz is my favorite technology policy columnist and that everything he pens for his "Information Age" column for The Wall Street Journal is well worth reading. Hi...

MPAA Ratings Are Better Than the Alternative 20 Aug 2010 | 07:04 pm

Back in March, the Motion Picture Association of America re-launched its film-rating website, filmratings.com. While this may be old news to some, I just learned about it from a post on BoingBoing whi...

Net Neutrality, Banned Business Models & Price Controls 14 Aug 2010 | 11:30 pm

I continue to be mystified by the contention of some Net neutrality advocates that it is not a form of economic regulation. The reality, of course, is that Net neutrality would ban business models and...

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