Episode

4/30 David Dayen: The Only Way to Save the Open Internet Requires Sucking Up to Corporate Titans

April 30, 2014

Michael Powell’s role in undermining Net Neutrality, the distinction between common carrier services and information services, the growth of concentration on the Internet, Barack Obama’s former commitment to Net Neutrality, why all problems are solved by classifying the Internet as a common carrier, why the new FCC rules will lead to a two tier Internet, how the FCC keeps moving the goal posts, the distinctions between the coalition that stopped SOPA and what is needed to save Net Neutrality, what needs to happen to save Net Neutrality and why the consumer will pay more on the path we are on.

On The Fun Half: Supreme Court upholds EPA rules on coal fire power plants pollution, Antonin Scalia makes a stunning blunder in his dissent by getting his own previous decision wrong, Wisconsin Judge rules against voter ID laws, armed militia supporters of Cliven Bundy set up armed check points, Donald Sterling’s NBA ban, debating what to call Libertarians, Oklahoma’s horrific death penalty disaster, why the death penalty is a barbaric act, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin ignores that state’s Supreme Court on staying executions and your calls and IMs.

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