Wednesday, 25 January 2006

TV Licence

The government are going to raise the cost of a TV licence to £131.50 from April 1st 2006. The Culture Secretary claimed it would maintain the BBC's position at the "forefront of broadcasting technology".

Of course, the licence fee is a tax and taxation is theft. A libertarian British government should privatise the BBC and abolish the licence fee.

People often complain that the BBC is good since it produces high quality programmes and that a privately owned BBC would cater only for reality TV and other nonsense. Why should this be the case? I'm sure there is a large demand for quality television. If so, then the market would meet that demand.