Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Commentary: The Iranians vs. Internet Access

The Iranians are limiting the speed of internet access for homes and businesses. Why is this important to a success books blog? Because success is built on a platform, in our case, free-market capitalism. If a phone or cable company attempted to limit access speeds here in the USA, the open nature of our markets would allow another provider to increase bandwith speed, thus potentially grabbing customers away from the stingy service provider.

This is true as a rule in any comparison between a free economy and a “command” economy, run by elitists. The Iranians decision is an object lesson in how elites, once given power, limit choice to only their solution, shutting off whole avenues of progress, especially unplanned progress.

I'm sure glad such micromanagement of the consumer can't happen here.

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