In this podcast, The Heartland Institute Director of Communications, Jim Lakely and Senior Policy Analyst, Matthew Glans discuss Scott Cleland's latest paper "A Modern Vision for the FCC."
Cleland is the president of Precursor, LLC, a Fortune 500 research consultancy specializing in the future of Internet competition, property rights, privacy, cyber-security and cyber-ideology; algorithmic markets; and communications competition and de-regulation. Cleland authors the widely-read PrecursorBlog and serves as Chairman of NetCompetition® a pro-competition e-forum supported by broadband interests.
Cleland's thesis is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an outdated and outmoded federal bureaucracy. He explains in the podcast that the FCC's common carrier laws are largely outdated because they were created in 1934 and pulled from 1880's regulations for the railroad industry. How do you expect such an...
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