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The only way I can see getting more rational policy is to adopt a regulatory policy of 'one person' one media outlet. No one person or corporation being able to own or control more than one media outlet, be it a single TV station, newspaper, magazine or radio station. I am not even sure that would be adequate. This certainly applies to the USA and the UK. Call it an anti-combination act.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 7th, 2019 at 03:31:03 AM EST
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Antitrust enforcement is weak in both US and UK for predictable reasons. None of those reasons derive from want of government agencies investigating and authorities prohibiting combinations and monopolistic practices.

New titles for persisting iniquities is not a remedy for iniquity.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Jul 7th, 2019 at 03:13:21 PM EST
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Be that as it may, the task of leadership is to mobilize the public to do what needs to be done for the polity as a whole. That it might not be immediately achievable is just another factor in the calculus.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 7th, 2019 at 08:09:10 PM EST
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We used to have such ownership restrictions in the US, but as we drank more neolib KoolAid, we decided we couldn't let independent news sources get in the way of unfettered crapitalism.
by rifek on Wed Jul 10th, 2019 at 10:51:39 PM EST
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