Nothing in the history of humanity has grown bigger, faster or better – than the World Wide Web. In just about a quarter century, it has become an economic and political force of nigh immeasurable impact.
The Internet is a magnificent, unparalleled private sector success story. Yes, the Left reflexively and rightly states that the earliest, nascent Web steps were taken by the government – in the 1950s and 1960s. But there it sat, as a tiny little undeveloped lump – for a quarter century.
Then the magic happened. In the United States in the 1990s, the Republican Congress and the Democrat Bill Clinton Administration – up to and including the Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – privatized the Internet.
This is the Internet’s Big Bang. But it isn’t a theory – it is demonstrable fact. The Web in government hands sat idle for more than two decades. Once the Web was handed to the private sector – the revolution happened.
In the U.S. – thanks to our privatization – it has become a $1-trillion-per-year free-speech-free-market-Xanadu. And its unleash has dramatically improved the lives of literally billions of people on our planet. More