Phil Hauck's TEC Blog

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Increased Choice ... not Decreased Choice!

"When given real choice, especially the choice to go elsewhere, consumers will drop even the most beloved of brands for options that enhance their experience and increase their autonomy. We have all witnessed and participatedin this revolutionary transfer of loyalty away from those who tell us what we should buy or think (monopolists) and toward those who give us tools to think and act for ourselves. No corner of the economy, of cultural life, or even of our personal lives hasn't felt the gale-force winds of this change.
"Except government.
"At a time when governments at every level have run out of money, the smart politicians will figure out how to unbundle policy options and speed up the sort of innovations that has made most areas of our lives better than they were 40 years ago.
"And the dumb politicians? They'll go the way of Kodak."
-- Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Wall Street Journal (6/18/11)

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