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Re: [Latest draft of Internet regulation bill]
On Nov 12, 2005, at 8:03 PM, Tom Vest wrote:
Are you trolling?On Nov 12, 2005, at 6:48 PM, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:Is cost-based regulation so bad for critical, non-substitutable infrastructure? That's how the US market got flat-rate Internet access.Are you suggesting a return to cost-based regulation? At one time airlineNo, I'm not, actually I think that the answer to my question was: "All
Cost-based regulation is pure evil. It creates a managed economy with short term benefit and long term pains, because over time the cost of goods should decrease as tooling improves. Yet, it doesn't because in a managed economy there are no or very few incentives to improve tooling and pass the results on to the consumer.
There's no reason why a free market can't produce the same result without gov't regulation. Tariffs are not good for consumers in the long run.
Flat rate's an inside joke anyway. People generally only consume x amount, even if you open the spigot all day long, every day. Flat rate pricing very much keeps that in mind. Figure out what x is, price accordingly and voila.
It's amazing how many people fall for simple marketing devices. But to see people proclaim we need more regulation to get some marketing product... There is no such thing as a free lunch.