But, Tom, in the 21st Century there is no free market - that is now a euphemism for a corporate controlled oligoploly, a cover phrase for buying out everything they can afford and squashing the people intended in "of, by and for the people" - when did we lose the ral free market?
On Jul 3, 2013, at 8:29 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> I think it would have been much wiser to put the public airwaves out for bid every XX years, say once a decade. Use the money at the LOCAL level to fund public education (which is a true "public good"). Let the free market (the listeners themselves) decide what they want to hear over the airwaves, and vote with their pocketbooks whether they want to support advertisers on stations they don't like (or even be aware of said advertisers since they're not listening to said stations).
> Of COURSE a centralized command-down system would get corrupted to serve the interests of a few. It's foolish to expect anything else. What in past history or human nature indicates otherwise?
> -- Tom Fine