You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics

You Say You Want a Revolution A Story of Information Age Politics This book is a unique account of the way politics has shaped the information age in America Reed E Hundt chairman from to of the Federal Communications Commission the nation s chief regula

  • Title: You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics
  • Author: Reed Hundt
  • ISBN: 9780300083644
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book is a unique account of the way politics has shaped the information age in America Reed E Hundt, chairman from 1993 to 1997 of the Federal Communications Commission, the nation s chief regulatory agency for media and communications industries, tells of the battles for political advantage that lie behind the enormous creation of wealth and social changes that areThis book is a unique account of the way politics has shaped the information age in America Reed E Hundt, chairman from 1993 to 1997 of the Federal Communications Commission, the nation s chief regulatory agency for media and communications industries, tells of the battles for political advantage that lie behind the enormous creation of wealth and social changes that are generally called the New Economy The central theme of the narrative is the surprising passage and fascinating implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which authorised the Federal Communications Commission to replace monopoly with competition and to guarantee access to the Internet to all Americans, including every child in every classroom Depending on the leadership of his high school classmate Al Gore and finding unexpected allies in the ranks of free market ideologues, Hundt led the FCC to make the decisions that helped start a wave of entrepreneurship, which in turn has given the United States the world s leading Internet economy As the memoir shows, every decision involved prodigious political battles between existing industries and start ups, between Newt Gingrich and the Clinton Gore White H

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