"The average American doesn’t realize how much of the laws are written by lobbyists" to protect incumbent interests, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Atlantic editor James Bennet at the Washington Ideas Forum. "It’s shocking how the system actually works."
In a wide-ranging interview that spanned human nature, the future of machines, and how Google could have helped the stimulus, Schmidt said technology could "completely change the way government works."
"Washington is an incumbent protection machine," Schmidt said. "Technology is fundamentally disruptive."
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Yes, technology is inherently subversive. I'm just hoping that it is subversive enough to reform Washington.
I will be forever grateful to one my my law school professors, Carl Pierce, for pointing out in a variety of compelling ways just how much "regulation" is designed to protect politicians and the establishment rather than the public.