Good Idea: Making It Easier for Small Businesses to Get Insurance
Bad idea: Having the Federal government step all over the states to do it
USDA Puts Huge Database of Old Research Online for Free
Nextel Founder Proposes Private-Sector Solution to Emergency-Radio Problem
Naturally, since it would require the Federal government to give up $5 billion in expected bandwidth-auction revenues, it probably won't happen. And we'll probably have emergency-radio problems in the next major disaster, just like we did after Hurricane Katrina and on 9/11. Contrary to some opinion, it's possible to make money and serve the public simultaneously.