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Principle 10: Give a single agency responsibility for consumer protection.

Utility commissions rarely have expertise in enforcing consumer protection laws.

Principle 9: Minimize government's role in broadband deployment.

Most broadband initiatives by municipalities have been costly financial failures.

Interview with Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute

Ben Domenech of Health Care News interviews Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute.

EUEC Episode 1: Interview with Keith Lockitch of the Ayn Rand Institute

James M. Taylor of Environment & Climate News interviews Keith Lockitch, a fellow of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, for a preview of Lockitch's address to the EUEC Environment Conference in Phoenix, Arizona this week.

Principle 8: End or reform carrier-of-last-resort and build-out obligations.

In competitive markets, carrier-of-last-resort and build-out requirements can be replaced with competitively neutral subsidies.

Principle 7: Exempt competitive services from utility commission jurisdiction.

There is no reason for a utility commission to retain jurisdiction to intervene in a marketplace that has become competitive.
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