Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by brewmastre
Internet & Networking "A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft a compromise. The FCC's three Democrats voted to pass the rules, while the two Republicans opposed them, calling them unnecessary regulation. The new rules are likely to face intense scrutiny on Capitol Hill once Republicans take over the House. Meanwhile, public interest groups decried the regulations as too weak, particularly for wireless systems."
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RE[3]: pandoras box?
by Neolander on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 08:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: pandoras box?"
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You're going a bit far by calling it Marxism (Marx theory was not exactly advertising Soviet Russia), but you're right in that these days, we're heading towards something close to the USSR.

Utopic communism and capitalism are based on the belief that mankind is able to self-organize itself in an optimal way and thus that states and regulations are unnecessary. That by giving individuals maximal freedom, the group benefits in the end.

Other, imo more reasonable theories, believe that without a strong body of laws, we'll only face insecurity and individualism without a collective result (ie each one starts to cultivate potatoes in a field, people fight for a yard of cultivable field, and things like medicine and computers disappear). They also question the inertia of individualistic systems, where once someone got big enough, he can crush any form of dawning competition. Regulations are thus necessary, in their system, if we want mankind to prosper in an optimal way.

Today, what we have is a monster which uses laws to help individual interests, and not mankind as a whole. Banks are free to do what they want with people's money, AND if they fail, as they deserve to, they know that the state is going to save them. The best of both worlds, isn't it ?

Edited 2010-12-22 08:50 UTC

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