Monday, November 01, 2010

a half-baked idea

This occurred to me last night - haven't thought it thru but, on the surface, it seems like a stroke of genius.

Of course, I could be wrong. Again.

You know how, during the oil shocks, we considered the notion of a windfall-profits tax on the oil companies? The idea there is that an industry that makes unreasonable profits thru being a beneficiary of other forces ought to fork over some of those gains to the public treasury.

Shouldn't the same thing apply to media conglomerates, who are receiving billions of dollars in political advertising, simply because they are the gate-keepers to the PUBLIC airwaves?

Just asking...

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