Tech Neanderthals as Regulators?

As FCC aggressively takes and end run around Congress and asserts the power to regulate the highly competitive world of Internet access–in order to “ensure fairness” of course–realize there is no problem they seek to solve, just a theory that a problem might come up at some point.

I can’t help but think about how hopelessly behind the regulators always are in high tech areas. Their fumbling efforts, always a few steps behind the latest technology and the latest thing the kids are using to take advantage of the Internet will be nothing but a hindrance to progress.

Nate Beeler’s cartoon captures it well:

FCC political cartoon

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Moore leads Reason's policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on topics such as privatization, government and regulatory reform, air quality, transportation and urban growth, prisons and utilities.