Friday, April 24, 2009

An Example of Good Legislation

A bill is circulating through the Oregon state legislature to prohibit the distribution of phone books unless someone specifically requests one. I think this is a good idea. Who uses phone books anymore? I don't want to say that everyone is on the internet, not only because it's not true, but because it is a class-blind argument. But that's why you can call and request one.

At the very least, the competing phone book companies should go away. At the most, one is plenty. But I haven't used a phone book in years. They waste an astronomical amount of paper. Getting rid of them is the right thing to do.