Tag Archives: Internet policy

Which Kind of Internet Do “We the People” Want?

I believe we’re at a key crossroads in the evolution of the Internet, our economy and society as a whole. And, as I’ve discussed, I believe a combination of New Growth Theory and Modern Monetary Theory can help us choose … Continue reading

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NGT, MMT and Internet Policy: Overview

In this post I want to review some of the key points covered in several earlier posts. My goal is to set the stage for an Internet policy proposal based on a synthesis of New Growth Theory (NGT) and Modern … Continue reading

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Do we want an unregulated monopolist with a conflict of interest to meter our web use?

In a piece in today’s New York Times, Brian Stelter focuses on “usage-based pricing” for broadband access, a growing trend that the story’s headline suggests will have “sweeping effects.”  Early on, Stelter sums up the issue this way: The strategy, called … Continue reading

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How Best to “Upgrade America?”

I just read Blair Levin’s recent “Upgrading America” speech, whose subtitle is: “Achieving a Strategic Bandwidth Advantage and a Psychology of Bandwidth Abundance To Drive High-Performance Knowledge Exchange.” As its longish subtitle (and reference to “combinatorial innovation”) suggests, Levin seems to … Continue reading

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Social Costs of the “Looming Cable Monopoly”

At the end of an earlier post, I suggested that: …combining elements of New Growth Theory and Modern Monetary Theory [can] provide a rationale for increased federal investment in neutral, very-high-capacity broadband networks. In this post I’ll continue that discussion, focusing … Continue reading

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New Growth Theory & Internet Policy

As I mentioned in my last post, which focused on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), I’m working toward a post that will explain how a combination of MMT and New Growth Theory (NGT) can have major significance related to Internet policy … Continue reading

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Modern Monetary Theory: Relevant to broadband policy?

As mentioned in a prior post, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) “provides an alternative to the dominant neoclassical framework for understanding the federal deficit and modern monetary systems.” As that post noted, this enables the federal government to, among other things, … Continue reading

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