Does the Internet need rules? From AOL instant messenger to Sunday night’s with Netflix to Twitter trolls — the world wide web has facilitated everything from global trade and dating to a modern information revolution. For many, it’s even shaped our perception of cultures in the world around us.
But if the Internet is part of your identity — membership is about to get a lot more expensive. New “net neutrality” rules governing how to access content online are being proposed by President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC). And Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US State Department, weighs in on how Internet technologies and the rules that govern them are shaping how America’s identity is exported the world.
There’s a lot going on in America (and the world) and Vikrum Aiyer — Former White House Senior Economic Policy Advisor (Obama Administration) and Former Chief of Staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Office — has something to say about it all and about what it takes these days to be American enough.
“American Enough™ with Vikrum Aiyer”, is a weekly, town hall-style podcast discussing your questions and comments about current events, politics, and American ideals. As events unfold, Vikrum will share timely commentary wherever he is, as he travels, between meetings, and even en route to the office. If political commentary, having your say, and America matter to you — you’re going to love this podcast.