From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Hello, allow me to share my thoughts on the subject. The market place, our economy, is best served when regulation does not become such a drag and resource magnet, that it threatens the improvement of business and wealth generation. Equally devastating, is to tax innovators so as to support the unimaginative, stuck in the past, mediums. Life itself is evolution, why can we not let the marketplace force this old dogs to learn new tricks. “Social Justice” does not work in the economy, never did and never will!! Very much like the definition of insanity, ignoring our true history (not the sanitized one we have been fed), forces us to repeat the recessions and depressions of the past. When the American entrepreneur is given freedom from social engineers and academics, as demonstrated in the early 1920’s the results are extraordinary, the average American citizen with some common sense and no ax to grind, understands that clearly, but some how our new “progressive” leadership, in their infinite wisdom, thinks we need them to tell us how to live our lives, when their collective understanding of running a real business equals that of a leadership gathering in a teachers unionhall meeting. Please leave the internet alone! Please let the journalistic industry shape itself and reinvent itself! All the politically motivated tampering will only hurt us, your fellow citizens! You live here too! It took 200+ years to make this country what it is today, and it was not because we followed the European socialistic model (what a sucsess that is). This may very well fall on deaf ears, however there is a lot of truth in old proverbs! What goes around, comes around! Please do the right thing! Respectfully Anton Tsamas