[Air-L] Open Internet (speech) and Economics
diananeal at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 07:55:18 PDT 2015
I'm not sure about economics. But when someone thinks(doesn't necessarily be true)they approach the world in a different way, and are more likely to be compliant with decisions that are made. I would think economics plays a part in that the more choices a person has the more they feel they have a relationship, an investment in how things will turn out. Someone has a say, and has choices theoretical they would be more productive, and prosperous. So yes, free speech would be an economic good. Everyone wants to be heard, and understood. I think free speech would provide a way for people to meet a basic human need.
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From: Ren Reynolds <ren at aldermangroup.com>
Date: 06/25/2015 16:56 (GMT-06:00)
To: Sarah Myers <sarahmye at usc.edu>, air <air-l-aoir.org at listserv.aoir.org>
Subject: Re: [Air-L] Open Internet (speech) and Economics
I’m pondering the question: can one argue that free speech is an economic good - or at the very least correlates to an increase in some economic measures such as, but not limited to, aggregate measures such as GDP.
There may be richer arguments about relationships to access, opportunity wealth distribution etc, but of the moment I’m just pondering gross measures. Thought i would be interested in these arguments too e.g. I could see that increased ‘speech’ of the privileged may lead to more private for them with drags gross economic indicators up.
> On 25 Jun 2015, at 17:53, Sarah Myers <sarahmye at usc.edu> wrote:
> Hi Ren,
> Could you be a little more specific about what you're interested in? I've been doing a lot of work on free speech issues and commercial Internet platforms, if that's relevant.
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM, Ren Reynolds <ren at aldermangroup.com <mailto:ren at aldermangroup.com>> wrote:
> If anyone is working on the relationship between free speech on the internet and economics, particularly from a public policy point of view - I’d be interested in having a chat.
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