Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea
John Robb's views reflect his military background:
What happens when a government hollows out? Answer: Private interests take control of the machinery of state to enhance and protect their profitability.
In some cases, this results in simple looting (like the US mortgage fiasco and EU meltdown). In others, Byzantine laws and rules are enacted that crush innovation and trample personal rights. Unfortunately, based on this measure, the US and the EU is well on the way to becoming hollow. There's no going back. Link: Global Guerrillas