Regulation is supposed to protect us, whether from changing climate or lead in our water or speculators who crash financial markets. But the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a regulation that hands control of your TV to the country’s biggest monopolist — Google.
It’s a regulatory giveaway to the richest company in the world that would pile new costs and risks on TV viewers and stand the very concept of regulation on its head. And aside from its grotesque economics, it’s a political snare for Democratic politicians who will be stuck defending this mess.
For more on this issue from Ev Ehrlich, former undersecretary of commerce from 1993 to 1997, go to the full commentary on www.mystatesman.com.