“Old men ain’t got no courthouse to whittle at anymore where they can poke their skinny finger and rant.”……H. E. Hasben
The Negative Consequences of Net Neutrality Explained in 2 Minutes
The entire discussion of Net Neutrality buried in two minutes of bullshit about big bad government regulations. I seem to remember something about Comcast and a fast lane, Ted.
That black phone you are pointing to? Is that the one for which the monopoly charged me five bucks rent for twenty years, and wanted it back, then charged me because it was broken?
Is that a cell phone you are holding? Are you saying that the black phone dudes would have brought us the cell phone if we had just gotten off their backs? Could it be that the citizens demanded that we keep them from gouging and that created the regulations? Could it be that breaking that monopoly helped to create the innovation?
Regulations hurt innovation?
I spent my whole engineering career increasing the energy efficiency of air conditioners, meeting new regulations for energy standards. We cut the weight in half and increased the efficiency of the product by a factor of three. The regulations spurred innovations like the scroll compressor.
The Brazilians have no catalytic converters on their cars, no regulations. The industry didn’t add them on their own. We got seat belts, airbags, crash dummy tests, fuel efficiency and cleaner air because of government regulations.
Smart action spurs industry. To say that big bad government regulations hurt innovation is absurd.
I’ll state it bluntly:
WE HAD TO MAKE THOSE PEOPLE PUT SEAT BELTS IN OUR CARS!!!!!!!!!!!!
The industry had to be dragged crying and moaning to the courthouse to get seat belts and catalytic converters for our cars. So very often, regulations occur because the people demand that industry stop hurting us.
The best example of capitalism at work with regulation is the nursing home. It’s a company who takes care of your grandmother. Unregulated they hire enough people they think is necessary and maximize profits. You find dried poop and move her, and find dried poop again and demand that your representative do something. He creates regulations that say how many people must be there to take care of your grandmother. He creates state inspections. The owner of the nursing home might promote people like Ted to make overly generalized speeches like this about how big government and regulations are hurting you. Dried poop.
Regulations and government itself should be there to say:
Make your profit. Your profit and free enterprise are what has provided a better life for us all. We do have a few things that we must require. We’d like it it a lot if we could have a seat belt in our cars and, if you don’t mind, we’d like it very much if you put enough people there so, when grandma presses that button, someone comes.
What side of Net Neutrality are you on, Ted? Both sides make the same speech now. You stole our speech and you are with Comcast and the others who want a fast lane? “The Negative Consequences of Net Neutrality”? WTF does that even mean, Ted? If you could have said something about putting God back in our government, it would have been the perfect speech. The last batch went in on that and we didn’t get God, we got pipeline. Are we piping Him in?
but i digress
I ramble because you didn’t say anything or take a position that I didn’t have to infer. Are ye fer it or agin it? This guy blows so much smoke, I thought a steam engine was going through. That causes old men to point their skinny finger and ramble, Ted.
Oh but I’m too harsh. I’m the ultimate jack off, biting and clawing at this man. Where is Hunter S. Thompson when you need him? You tell’em Hunter. Oh he’s gone. Damn!
The people who told me to love it or leave it need to take their own advice.