Surely, doing it right—learning from mistakes, from the available research and from the experience of cities that have creatively addressed these issues—is worth moving a few stubborn bureaucrats out of their comfort zones.
Consumers Union is only one of the numerous consumer organizations opposed to repealing net neutrality. These organizations warn that, without net neutrality, internet service providers will raise prices and—even more troubling—give preferential treatment to favored sites and apps.
The Senate Republican health care bill rations care and massively increases everyone’s premiums in order to fund $300 billion in tax breaks to the top 2 percent of income earners. It robs the poor and gives to the rich.
Attitudes about social welfare can be divided into two utterly incompatible categories: The use of citizens’ tax monies to provide a safety net is viewed either as charity or as self-interest, properly understood.