Last month, I wrote inside the Libertarian Standard regarding Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling as well as the end of the Golden Age of Television — plus regarding Serling’s choice for government interference over which of the advertisers.
Last week the Freeman published my post "TV’s Third Golden Age," regarding the present era inside that standard dramas are moving from cable TV to the Internet, where they finally enjoy less interference from both advertisers plus government regulation. The Internet is freer than tv ever was.
In which post, I moreover provide a small more background about JFK’s attack from the TV industry and just how the deregulation trend of the 1970s plus ’80s produced TV’s 2nd "golden age." (Can we guess what brought it to an end?)
Because I mention the University of Virginia’s Paul Cantor inside the Freeman post (because I did inside "The Golden Age at Twilight" plus "Price Theory a la Rupert Murdoch" here at TLS, and also inside "Did Capitalism Give Us the Laugh Track?" inside the Freeman), I emailed Professor Cantor a link to the article.
Having really returned within the yearly meeting of the Property plus Freedom Society inside Bodrum, Turkey, Cantor wrote this fantastic answer (that I quote with his permission):
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This is a great post plus thanks for sending it to me (plus mentioning me inside it). I’m happy to find which Thompson appears to be about board with you about these issues. I have his book yet haven’t read it yet. It’s nearing the best of my "to read" pile, plus you’ve forced it up a some places. It’s advantageous which we’re not alone about these issues.
As I remember what we wrote regarding radio, all of this might have occurred back inside the 1920s when a reader model had been adopted for radio rather of the broadcasting model. Essentially, we’re finally getting where you must have been to begin with — real customers for TV. I notice which young folks have no interest inside seeing TV because broadcasted. They need direct access plus understand how to receive it. Whenever I was at Hans-Hermann Hoppe‘s recent meeting inside Turkey, I was impressed at how active the young folks from central plus eastern Europe were with American TV — perhaps 1 episode behind about BREAKING BAD. Whenever I asked: "Is BREAKING BAD broadcast inside a nation?" they stared at me because when I were saying: "Do dinosaurs nevertheless roam the plains of Poland?" They were getting the show — effectively, frankly, I don’t recognize how they were getting the show, yet it was surely online plus very maybe illegal.