Two New Editorials on A La Carte

by on January 18, 2006 · 2 comments

A la carte regulation continues to be a hot topic these days and I’ve recently penned two new editorials on the subject.

First, I have a piece in today’s National Review Online with the rather boring title “A La Carte Cable Concerns.” It’s a response to this piece by Cesar Conda in which he made they case for conservatives to support a la carte regulation.

Second, Ray Gifford and I penned an editorial on a la carte for the Rocky Mountain News last week as a counter-point to an essay by Brent Bozell and Gene Kimmelman. Our editorial can be found here.

For more background on the a la carte debate, read my PFF paper on the “Moral and Philosophical Aspects of the Debate over A La Carte Regulation” and this essay on “A ‘Voluntary’ Charade: The ‘Family-Friendly Tier’ Case Study.”

  • http://thevitaminkid.blogspot.com eric

    I certanly don’t see any danger in experimenting with the a la carte concept. Worst case is the loss of channels for which few people have any real desire. If people really don’t like a la carte, we can go back to bundles. This is TV we’re talking about, not national defense. It isn’t like a mistake in regulating this industry is going to kill anyone.

  • http://thevitaminkid.blogspot.com eric

    I certanly don’t see any danger in experimenting with the a la carte concept. Worst case is the loss of channels for which few people have any real desire. If people really don’t like a la carte, we can go back to bundles. This is TV we’re talking about, not national defense. It isn’t like a mistake in regulating this industry is going to kill anyone.

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