Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 5:18 AM
Subject: The internet should be governed like Hong Kong
I believe the internet should be governed like how the British
governed Hong Kong back in the 20th century.
The British ruled Hong Kong with a benevolent government,
ran Hong Kong with a hands off approach. Sure they built schools,
libraries, hospitals, roads and other infrastructures. Yes
enforced simple straight forward laws on murder and theft.
was pretty much it. No federal trade commisions, no labor laws,
minimum wage. Without the enormous red tape or beaucracy, (compared
to other places) Hong Kong managed to grow from a rock around
with no natural resources to one of the most important destinations
the world. There are so many rich people and succesful businesses
Hong Kong thanks to this type of government.
There is a place that is the complete opposite of this hands
approach. It's India. There are so many smart people over in
but no one can start a business because of all the beaucracy
because of the amount of people living in India) If India had
government that Hong Kong had 70 years ago, India would be
skyscrapers with a large middle class today.
When you leave things alone, people just get on with it. It's
Thank you for reading.