The Beauty of Capitalism

Nolan Hovis, Editor

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Lately there’s been a rave and an irrational fear of the internet coming to an end, but why? The repeal of the Net Neutrality law is why. People have been ranting and raving all over Twitter, saying things like, “Goodbye internet,” and “This is the end of the internet as we know it.” These accusations are a bit extreme.

Many say that you will have to pay for every tweet or every Google search, but these aren’t true. Do you really think people will pay two dollars just to tweet something or to ask Google a question? What I see happening is for the internet to get back in the hands of entrepreneurs and businessmen instead of the government, which typically does a mediocre job at everything it does.

People see the ISPs (Internet Service Providers) making the internet like a TV package, where you pick an option with specific apps and those are the only ones to which you get access. That is completely possible, but it is likely the ISPs will do what their customers will want, so they can stay in business. The ISPs have to abide by capitalist rules.

The main thing to keep in mind is that most of the freak-outs have been very extreme and opinion-based. The only real way to know what is going to happen is to wait and see. So sit back, relax, and watch the show.

The Beauty of Capitalism