Friday, 12 February 2010

How not to run a country

This is another example of how not to run a country:
Iran's telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.'s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out
The political issues aside, such a usurping of property rights will not reassure investors and companies thinking of investing in Iran, assuming there are any.

The upside of this could be that with the government running all email in Iran, all citizens will have equal access to high quality, low cost, uninterrupted email service!! After all you can't trust private companies with crucial services like communications, now can you?

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