For months, it seemed nearly every media figure was in hysterics over the impending repeal of net neutrality. Then, net neutrality was repealed… and nothing much changed. So what exactly is net neutrality, and why do so many people have such strong opinions about something they don’t understand? Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com cuts through the hysteria to bring you the facts.
Steven Crowder breaks down Net Neutrality and the ulterior motives behind big corporations like Google and Facebook supporting it!
Rush does a good job in explaining the countering info to all the scare tactics of the Left about “net neutrality.”
Here is a comment via my LIVELEAK (rough language warning):
Wanted to get this portion of an important article here — via THE MISES INSTITUTE:
Let me caveat this next excerpt by saying I am NOT a fan of the New American Magazine. They are a John Birch publication, and my understanding of this organization is intimate, and so are my ultimate rejection of many of it’s positions. THAT BEING SAID, I thoroughly enjoyed this article (minus the NWO crap!) — THE BREAKUP OF MA BELL:
- John Fund: The Net Neutrality Coup (Orange County Register – 2010)
- Opinion: The FCCs Net Neutrality Victory Is Anything But (Wired – 2015)
- 7 Reasons Net Neutrality Is Idiotic (The Daily Wire – 2017)
- Don’t Blame Big Cable. It’s Local Governments That Choke Broadband Competition (Wired – 2013)
- Ma Bell Suppressed Innovation for Thirty Grueling Years (F.E.E. – 2016)
- The Free Market Doesn’t Need Government Regulation (Reason – 2012)
- Lessons From The At&T Break Up, 30 Years Later (AEI – 2014)
- Limbaugh is Right, Net Neutrality Is An Attack On Free Speech — So Why Is Comcast For It? (Forbes – 2014)
- Internet Access Should Be Left to the Free Market (F.E.E. – 2000)
- What Killed Ma Bell? (F.E.E. – 1984)
- Millennial Asks for Net Neutrality Explanation (Rush – 2017)
- Net Neutrality Flashback (RPT – 2017)
Net Neutrality Explained:
I have an older post with Professor Hazlett explaining the issue more in-depth, HERE
I recently watched a classic movie… 1984. And language is used as a weapon of propaganda. For instance, here are some famous quotes:
- “War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength” | the three slogans of the English Socialist Party (“INGSOC” for short) of Oceania.
Here, you see the same language misuse used to make a point (really, a non-point):
This isn’t “democracy”! The public didn’t vote on it. It wasn’t even “passed” per our Republic… those representatives we voted into office never voted on it.
Up is Down in la-la-land.
Here is part of John Fund’s article via the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER:
WIRED MAGAZINE had a great article back in 2015… here are three of the many points it makes:
Read the five more critiques of Net Neutrality at THE DAILY WIRE:
- Thank Goodness We Have Net Neutrality to Save Us From the Threat of People Paying to Video Chat Over Mobile Networks
- Happy 100th Birthday, Ronald Coase, Nobel-winning Economist & Pathbreaking FCC Critic!
- “The FCC did not have the statutory authority to do what it did” On Net Neutrality, Says Departing FCC Commissioner
Big Government has this GREAT story, makes me happy to be a Verizon customer:
BIG GOVERNMENT H/T: