Three things economists wish the FCC knew about broadband markets

A funny thing happens when economists get together: They discuss the real impacts of public policy. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) participated in these discussions? In particular, wouldn’t it be nice if the FCC knew that: (1) Technology-based competition drives broadband progress and adoption more than regulation-driven competition does; (2) [...]

Resolve to stop hurting the poor

Let’s resolve in 2016 to let tech serve the poor everywhere. It is unlikely that we could find anyone who thinks it is a good idea to stand in the way of tech serving the poor. Still, the proponents of recent tech policy proposals are, whether they intend to or not, doing just that. How [...]