Greedy Governments III

Chicago officials took the first tentative steps Tuesday toward installation of a citywide wireless network that would allow residents to connect to the Internet from easy chairs, school desks and office break rooms …

How nice of them. But I’ve got to assume that a lot of the motivation comes from the next line:

and provide City Hall with a major source of new revenue.

How much revenue might the plan generate? Says Ald. Edward Burke:

“I think the sky is the limit. Who knows how much could be realized?”

For more on this version of government greed, see the bottom half of this post.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.