In this video, Less Government’s Seton Motley talks about the Left’s most recent, vociferous attempts to stall the IP transition by urging regulators to order the return of 1934 era copper lines to residents on storm damaged Fire Island, NY. Is this caterwauling from progressive “consumer advocate” groups and unions just more of the same? Well, no. As Motley explains, the Fire Island freak out reveals that the Left’s “arguments” for increased government intervention – when the marketplace is clearly serving consumers’ needs without permission from “protective” regulators – are out of gas, likely presaging the Left’s imminent demise in the realm of U.S. communications policy.
One certainly hopes that Motley is right. The marketplace is winning precisely because it has ignored the Left’s call for FDR-like “progress.” America would be better off without its special-interest, extortionist “advice,” which harms, not betters, consumers.