My Thoughts on Net Neutrality
The confusion with Net Neutrality comes from seeing it differently than healthcare or education. In all three cases, we have things that most people in their kinder moods would agree should be both universal and of high quality.
The question is simply:
As soon as you answer no, and say that it’s a private enterprise where companies should be free to try to take advantage of their customers with impunity (under the vigilant protection of competition, you understand), then the issue is settled.
This is how it’s been settled with healthcare for most on the right as well: Healthcare is an opportunity to make money for companies—not a public service.
That’s why it costs $40,000 to have a baby in the United States in 2014.
So, that’s one way to go.
Alternatively, we can declare that the Internet is a public service, and then say that any sort of bungling about with it is unethical because it violates the principle of freedom and equality that it represents.
In other words, you can become a crazy leftist.
Those seem to be our options, and I choose the latter.