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 is this happening? In recent years, many people and countries have embraced net neutrality, a concept that has a liberating ring to it, but in reality is anything but. Net neutrality began as an ambiguity and has morphed into an illusion that, in the name of doing good, is hurting the most vulnerable among us.
Read “Resolve to stop hurting the poor” on AEI.