Sources: U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Verizon, FCC, AT&T CEO comments
quote: With unbridled capitalism you end up with Corporations controlling everything.
quote: I was thinking about my pay the other night and how much of my taxes go to the Federal Government and how little goes to the State.
quote: After 60 years of the New Deal and the Great Society, after 20 years of modern pro-socialist policies, and after 5 years of ultra Keynesian fiscal policies from Obama; the wealth distribution is at all-time high levels of being, well, fuc*ed up in favor of the top 10%.
quote: Are you really sitting here blaming this on why the wealth distribution is so FUCT up? What kool-aid are you on? Seriously you sound as ridiculous as TS on an apple article.Did you forget...Lobbying/bribing politicians for changes to the tax code to add loopholes.AND...4 decades of bank and wall street deregulation (deregulation on things made after the great depression, funny how after most of these regulations were removed we almost got there again huh? nah it was them socialists and kenyans)
quote: I think the problem is each of America's once auburn political parties is ideologically bankrupt. So they borrow from earnest political thinkers, bastardizing their philosophies.
quote: They assign positively perceived labels to themselves like "progressive" "socialist"
quote: A balanced utopian government would balance a variety of competing idealogies including democracy, republicanism, communism, with a mixture of conservative and progressive idealogies. Such a mixture would be healthy as it would provide flexibility for different economic and social situations.
quote: Their goal is a slow degradation of America's middle class into a serf/servant class.
quote: Top players at Chase and other plutocracy-controlled entities regularly engage in tactics that would put the Wolf of Wall Street to shame (see: the London Whale). The government doesn't punish them. it rewards them with bailouts.
quote: If you're an average Joe and you try the tactics the elite use you're a "Wolf of Wall Street". They'll go light on you ... send you to white collar prison... they admire to an extent, I think, those few who are clever enough to rise up from poverty and use their own strategies against them.
quote: I hope things will get better. But I believe that America's elite will one day kill many of us in a futile attempt to stop that from happening.
quote: The savagery of man is hiding barely beneath the surface. Desperation is a dangerous thing.
quote: Lobbying/bribing politicians for changes to the tax code to add loopholes.
quote: 4 decades of bank and wall street deregulation (deregulation on things made after the great depression, funny how after most of these regulations were removed we almost got there again huh? nah it was them socialists and kenyans)
quote: The lobbying and bribing of politicians has only come about with the growing power of those politicians. In America today, you MUST grease their palms if you want success, and this is all the way down to the local level. LOL and you want to give them even MORE power.
quote: I'm guessing you may mention the Glass-Steagall
quote: So some tax code and "deregulation" (that you people claim but can never cite) are why we're in this mess? Really?
quote: That's just party-line Liberal propagandist bullshit without anything to back it up.
quote: Are you really sitting here blaming this on why the wealth distribution is so FUCT up? What kool-aid are you on? Seriously you sound as ridiculous as TS on an apple article.
quote: Did you forget...Lobbying/bribing politicians for changes to the tax code to add loopholes.
quote: There were these guys called "Robber Barons" and were called such for good reason. They exploited the people to the fullest to shovel as much money possible in their pockets.
quote: If you allow Capitalism to thrive alone without any limits, all sorts of nasty things begin to happen.
quote: And unbridled Government power has much much worse consequences.I'm not opposed to Net Neutrality, mind you. But I'm getting tired of the Government, especially under this Administration, saying "we need to fix (insert manufactured crisis, so fu*k the law."
quote: That unbridled capitalism has consequences. In some cases, these consequences are severe. Capitalism must at the core have a means to keep it in line and check--to make sure the game is played fairly by all.
quote: Here's what can happen without Net Neutrality:
quote: In very realistic terms, it would be the end of the internet.
quote: Well I guess you can call me stupid, because we've NEVER had Net Neutrality laws before and the Internet absolutely thrived! Didn't it? I mean, with barely ANY forced rules by Governments, the Internet became the most transformational and prosperous and free technology we've ever seen.
quote: That way if Verizon wants to block or severely throttle Netflix, I'm aware that it isn't just some congestion on the 'net today but rather is a business decision by Verizon and I can choose a different provide
quote: Maybe, maybe not. How many different broadband providers are available to you where you live? The cable and DSL companies live in oligopolies, if not outright monopolies, in various regions throughout the country. Your choices are horribly limited as it is...and sure, if all you have access to is Comcast for real broadband and you don't like their policy, technically you could switch to cellular or satellite. And then be capped to ~10Gb per month anyway, which probably precludes just about anything you wanted to do in the first place.
quote: Well, for one thing Comcast already got caught throttling P2P stuff quite a while ago.
quote: Maybe, maybe not. How many different broadband providers are available to you where you live?
quote: The question you must ask yourself is: if internet infrastructure is getting cheaper, why are ISP's trying to make more money on something that becoming cheaper?
quote: Like, Verizon could choose to throw a switch making Netflix all but unusable, while boosting throughput on Redbox Instant - which is a joint venture between Verizon and Redbox. What's that? You're a Netflix customer and suddenly you service sucks? Awww...maybe you should switch to Redbox!
quote: a "free market" in which carriers could charge users per-website usage fees.