$5 ISP Tax to Fund Online Journalism

#Newspaper

Mon, Jun 7th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

You would pay an extra $5 a month for Internet, and that money would be divvied up to news organizations based on how frequently you visited them during the month. As a voluntary model, this is unobjectionable, especially if such media would then come free of ads; as a mandatory tax on every customer of every ISP in the country, in an era where information overload is a pressing problem, it smacks of lunacy.

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