The government structure of the Internet, too, is highly libertarian. Most of the critical work consists of defining standards, and these are hammered out by ad hoc engineering task forces on a “just-in-time” basis. When I first heard Vint Cerf proselytize about the Internet in 1993, what sold me was not the network structure. It was the political structure. I remember thinking to myself, “My goodness, this is how government really ought to work. When a problem comes up, a task force gets together and proposes a solution. When the solution is adopted, the task force dissolves. How refreshing!”
Arnold Kling, “The Collectivist Feeling”.
Quiz question: How does this comment apply to our recent discussions about the EU?
(The Arnold Kling article is exceptionally good, BTW, so be sure to RTWT.)