Forget Healthcare, I Want Faster Internet!
While the United States is debating the role of the government in providing universal healthcare, Finland has passed legislation requiring universal Internet access for its 5.2 million citizens. I find it crazy the “human rights” that are being deemed by governments around the world. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And I guess faster porn downloads for the poor?
A few disturbing quotes from the article:
“We think it’s something you cannot live without in modern society. Like banking services or water or electricity, you need Internet connection.” – Really? What if you don’t have a computer? Maybe I missed the article requiring computer manufacturers to distribute computers to all the citizens of Finland?
“In June, France’s highest court declared such access a human right. But Finland goes a step further by legally mandating speed.” I think Ford Mustangs should be a human right, so I guess I should start petitioning for that. I’ll call it the “Universal Horsepower Act”.