Let's Nationalize Facebook! Really?Submitted by radiofriendly on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 22:43
Writing for Slate, Philip N. Howard has an article today calling for the nationalization of Facebook or at least a "thought experiment" on the subject. And, as far as I can tell, it's not 'Write a Joke Socialist Article Day.' Apparently, he's serious. Check it out.
"Over the last several years, Facebook has become a public good and an important social resource. But as a company, it is behaving badly, and long term, that may cost it: A spring survey found that almost half of Americans believe that Facebook will eventually fade away...it’s time we start discussing an idea that might seem crazy: nationalizing Facebook."
Whoa, whoa, wait a minute! First off, why is it automatically assumed that Facebook's eventual demise is a bad thing? Is Facebook a poor lost puppy that needs to be given warm milk and medical intervention even though it's suffering from head trauma and broken bones from being run over by a semi? What is it about freedom that the Left can never understand?
It's called creative destruction...