Saturday, January 03, 2009

The US must become an e-nation

"The US must become an e-nation. Network economics means that even those locations that already have decent communication gain by subsidizing the locations which do not. Everyone gains from a universal transportation or communication network; even those who already have local transportation and communication. Remember Metcalfe's law: the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of endpoints. Even if you are already connected, you gain by having the network you are connected to become universal." Tom Evslin

I agree with you.
Communication and good infrastructures are essential in a modern society.
But, isn't i peculiar that in USA, the mother of capitalism, these kinds of thoughts are nurtured?
As you said "Public financing, any financing where there is lots of money involved, is tough to get right and keep honest. ", look at Communist countries, or just at countries ( like Italy) where the Trade Unions and the left parties had great influence, all what is "Government ruled" is a complete disaster.
Corruption, inefficiencies, lack of new technologies...may be the States ( which in principle means the men who rule them) have in mind more the next votes than the efficiency of their infrastructures.
May be US is different, but, believe me, men are the same all over the world, and they do not miss any chance of gaining power and money...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We very much benefit from all infrastructure that is put in place. It increases our productivity and connects more people together so that we can do more commerce together.