Argument: Other taxpayers must pay for right to Internet

Issue Report: Is Internet access a human right?


Matt Asay. “Is Internet access a ‘fundamental right’?” CNET. May 6th, 2009: “After all, let’s be honest: if the government assumes Internet access as a fundamental right, it ultimately is granting itself the fundamental right to tax its citizens to pay for it. I don’t feel any burning desire to pay for your “right” to download silly YouTube videos, porn, or even to read this blog, which is what people would do 99.999 percent of the time with their Internet access. None of these is fundamental to freedom or to a happy, fulfilling life (except maybe that last one ;-).”