One role of government is to ensure that policies benefit the people within their jurisdiction. Using an ideology discussed in the textbook, construct an argument explaining how this ideology upholds the public good by examining power, order, and justice. Discuss the ideology’s founder while explaining the central features of the ideology. Then address each concept—power, order, and justice—in relation to capitalism. Explain how the ideology keeps power, order, and justice intact.
In contrast, the FTC is primarily concerned with regulating “unfair or deceptive acts or practices” (Gellman). They are not overly concerned with privacy rights. The FTC is regarded as a weaker agency in terms of enforcement than the FCC in general, due to its limited jurisdiction and the smaller scope of its regulatory mandate (Gellman). The ISPs would like to be under the purview of the FTC, rather than the FCC. The new Trump-appointed heads of these agencies agree. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC, and Maureen Ohlhausen, acting Chair of the FTC, issued a joint statement in early March indicating that the agencies wanted to create “a comprehensive and consistent framework” that applies both to ISPs and websites (Brodkin). Further, the two helpfully noted that different privacy rules for ISPs and websites would confuse consumers. The joint statement continued, “Americans care about the overall privacy of their information when they use the Internet, and they shouldn’t have to be lawyers or engineers to figure out if their information is protected differently depending on which part of the Internet holds it” (Gellman). This temporary stay of Obama’s privacy regulations was issued on March 1, 2017. It was made permanent by Trump’s signing of repeal of broadband privacy rules on April 3, 2017, and put a halt to the Obama administration’s attempt to protect consumers’ privacy. In October 2016, the FCC promulgated rules that would require ISPs to obtain users’ permission to use and share their personal information. Before the establishment of this regulation, there were no guidelines in place regarding how ISPs could take advantage of consumer information, including children’s consumer information. The FCC’s rules, according to the agency, were not intended to prevent ISPs from using consumer information, but rather, to give users a voice in how the information was used in marketing and whether or not it was sold to third parties. However, the Trump administration saw the rules differently. The newly appointed members of the FCC under Trump found that the Obama-era rules would create significant compliance costs for the ISPs, although no concrete evidence was provided by the committee to support this contention. USTelcom, a lobbying group representing AT&T, Verizon, and other large telecoms, agreed and stated that they looked forward to the government developing “a uniform, consumer-focused approach to privacy” (Brodkin). The ISPs main argument was that they should not be treated differently from websites like Facebook on safeguarding users>GET ANSWER