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Free Wireless

I knew I should have waited until after the convention to endorse the Philly proposal to make the whole city wireless. Lots of readers think it’s a terrible idea that will put local ISPs out of business and deliver poor service.

Of the two, I think the first point is the better one and I’ll ponder it more. Though will just say that private toll-road owners were hurt by public highways too, which is sort of the prism I’m looking through. But let’s hold off on the emails and the discussion until next week, ok?

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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