Protectionism In The Newspaper Industry?

Somehow, I don’t think that this will come about. The question, of course, is why we should have to put up with similar pronouncements when other industries are forced to adapt to changes that fundamentally alter the nature of those industries. Resorting to knee-jerk protectionism in the hypothetical that Dan Griswold discusses is plainly silly. But there are a whole host of other situations as well in which the protectionist response is similarly silly and yet, in those situations, no one bats an eyelash when an economically antediluvian diatribe is put forth.