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Re: FCC votes to remove protections for the open Internet in the USA.

On 16 Dec 2017 at 19:05, Wolf K wrote:

> On 2017-12-16 16:22, Ocalab wrote:
> > Great post!
> > 
> > I just miss the meaning of "GDP" in the last paragraph:
> > 
> >> add to the GDP
> > 
> > What is it?
> > 
> > 
> Gross Domestic Product, the sum-total of all monetary transactions in a 
> year.

That's a more accurate definition than Caver1's. According to the GDP measure, 
which is used by most governments and international bodies to monitor economic 
performance, it is beneficial and adds to GDP if you pay someone to destroy 
something (anything) of public value, or pay someone to dig a hole and then 
fill it in again. but if you spend a day doing voluntary work for a charity or 
helping your neighbour that has no value. It's a total nonsense, but seems to 
be the only thing of interest to most governments and economists.

Jim Fisher

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