The FCC has voted to end net neutrality.
It makes you wonder about all those who have been arguing — and you can find dozens of them on the Internet — that it is so unfair to allow some people to pay more to get in the online fast lane while others are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. It is so unfair.
COX already charges more for faster connections….
I assume that you are not in support of Net neutrality. This is consistent with Conservative opinions that have led to many conditions in this country that are becoming close to third world, such as our crime and incarceration rates, infant mortality and (lack of) longevity statistics, and income inequality.
We might as well also get rid of telephonic neutrality while we’re at it. It is in third world countries that people often have to wait for inordinate amounts of time to achieve a telephone connection, often to find that it is of such poor quality that one must start over. The rich in these countries, I assume, generally have little difficulty. The difference is that with the Internet, both ends of the connection will have to pay well in order to access effectively, while with the telephone, only the caller needs to pay well in order to achieve communication.
It is obvious on the face of it that this will make upward mobility more difficult. It is clear that limiting Internet access to lower income students will stunt learning more and more as the future unfolds. This obstruction of upward mobility helps us maintain yet another third world characteristic: “A new study finds that contrary to widespread belief, it’s no harder to climb the economic ladder in the United States today than it was 20 years ago. But the study did find that moving up that ladder is still a lot more difficult in the U.S. than in other developed countries.” https://www.npr.org/2014/01/23/265356290/study-upward-mobility-no-tougher-in-u-s-than-two-decades-ago
The “socialist” countries continue to beat us, but we are SURE that they are all wrong.
Rincon, I have only read the article on the study and it doesn’t go into the subjects or methodology used. So, absent that, the study is hardly a valid measure of anything.
I wonder, what, in the pollsters and your universe, is the “top” rung of the ladder of “upper mobility”?
You seem to note with approval socialist governments. What in that socialist world is the top achieved by this greater upward mobility? By what is it measured?
I look at the present and past socialist regimes. Ultimately, it is all about he government and control.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to all.
An article that doesn’t detail a cited study demonstrates the study is invalid? In what world I wonder? Maybe someone doesn’t want to know the methodology so as to believe the study must be invalid otherwise maybe they’d try to find the answers to whatever questions they had?
Nah, better this way.
And I find it odd that some people pretend that government control, even in a supposed democratic republic often cheered for it’s structure, is somehow in all way worse than control by any other means.
If socialist countries do indeed “control” their population through their governments (which is actually contrary to the finds in many studies that show economic and political liberty is actually higher in some socialist countries than it is here in the good old US of A) AT LEAST those governments are represented the masses of people rather than the few privileged elites that make up this country’s governance.
I mean, when more than 60% of this country is opposed to the recent tax scheme about to be rammed down the throats of the country by republicans, because the monied elites “need” more money to throw on their piles, which even according to their “estimates” will add more than 1 1/2 TRILLION dollars in deficits to this country’s debt, how bad can a socialist country like Norway be with their 1 trillion dollar SAVINGS account?
As an aside, how many years into the next democratic administration will it be do you think,before “conservatives” start talking again about “our” national debt “crisis”?