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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Aug 3, 2017, 01:20
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Saboth wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 19:04:
Utilities are regulated because they are necessities and vital. You need water, heat, gas, etc. You do not need Facebook or Google. The internet on the other hand...yes, that's another necessity to modern life. Yet the GOP doesn't think that should be regulated like a utility.

Well, to make the internet useful and useable, you need search engines. So Google and the others are a necessity. The reason utilities are either government owned or heavily regulated is because they are both necessary and monopolies. Google is not a monopoly and switching costs are low so there's no need as of now.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Aug 3, 2017, 01:15
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Aug 3, 2017, 01:15
 
Saboth wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 19:04:
Utilities are regulated because they are necessities and vital. You need water, heat, gas, etc. You do not need Facebook or Google. The internet on the other hand...yes, that's another necessity to modern life. Yet the GOP doesn't think that should be regulated like a utility.

Because the GOP is paid by those monopolies to think that way . Upton Sinclair and all that.
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Aug 2, 2017, 20:40
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Saboth wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 19:04:
Utilities are regulated because they are necessities and vital. You need water, heat, gas, etc. You do not need Facebook or Google. The internet on the other hand...yes, that's another necessity to modern life. Yet the GOP doesn't think that should be regulated like a utility.

This, precisely.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Aug 2, 2017, 19:04
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Aug 2, 2017, 19:04
 
Utilities are regulated because they are necessities and vital. You need water, heat, gas, etc. You do not need Facebook or Google. The internet on the other hand...yes, that's another necessity to modern life. Yet the GOP doesn't think that should be regulated like a utility.
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Aug 2, 2017, 13:37
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Aug 2, 2017, 13:37
 
But not the ISPs, though! They are fine being just completely free.

Of course, the ISPs spend more money in bribes (Sorry, SCOTUS wants us to classify bribes as "lobbying" now) lobbying fees, so Bannon is basically just telling Facebook and Google that daddy needs a new pair of shoes.

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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Aug 2, 2017, 10:14
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Well he's not wrong. They are simply too large and powerful. I wonder what his position on the AT&T merger is because if any company needs to be broken up and regulated - yet again - it's the phone and cable co's. Point in fact, given how essential the internet is now it should be nationalized in every country. It's simply too important to be left in the hands of private corps - particularly when it's tax dollars that paid for all that copper and fiber to be laid in the first place.

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