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ALG's Daily Grind - What the heck do we need a Federal Communications Commission for?


Feb. 20, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

What the heck do we need a Federal Communications Commission for?
Why do we need an agency to determine whether Verizon can charge Netflix for broadcasting on its server? Or to determine if Comcast-Time Warner will somehow take up too large a share of the marketplace?

Cartoon: Minimum wage spike
CBO: 500k lost jobs collateral damage in minimum wage hike.

The left's collateral damage/political advantage
If President Obama has his way on increasing the nation's minimum wage, 500,000 Americans will see their wages cut to zero, their jobs eliminated by this feel-good government mandate, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Erber: Ignore the pundits, Time Warner/Comcast merger is a good thing
"Newspaper editor after newspaper editor and one of the best financial journalists in the game today take it as a given that the mandarins in Washington, DC should be able to decide (relying heavily on a one-dimensional math formula) whether or not the owners of two private businesses can choose to merge."

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