Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Privatize PBS and NPR

David Boaz lists the top ten reasons why public broadcasting should be privatized. His number one reason is also the best one in my opinion:

1. The separation of news and state. We wouldn't want the federal government to publish a national newspaper. Why should we have a government television network and a government radio network? If anything should be kept separate from government and politics, it's the news and public affairs programming that Americans watch. When government brings us the news—with all the inevitable bias and spin—the government is putting its thumb on the scales of democracy. It's time for that to stop.

Okay, US public broadcasting is not as bad as Pravda, but I still think it's a good point.

Link via Institutional Economics