6. We say that the airwaves [over the US, that is] belong to the American people. Who should get the economic rent on their value?
A. The American people, in the form of a Citizen's Dividend (similar to the Alaska Permanent Fund)
B. The American people, in the form of a reduction in payroll withholding for Social Security
C. Those who pay federal income taxes (about 75% of us pay more in withholding for social insurance than we do in federal income taxes) in the form of a reduction of federal income tax rates -- starting from the bottom? starting from the top?
D. The corporations which pay corporate income taxes, in the form of a reduction on corporate income taxes
E. The shareholders of the media companies, small, medium and large: let them keep that rent, or just tax it as we do now, as a corporate income tax, and then light taxes on dividends and capital gains
F. The management of the various media companies, to the extent that they can negotiate good contracts for themselves.
G. The lobbyists for the media companies, to the extent that they are successful in preserving the privileges we currently grant the media companies, their management and shareholders
H. Your suggestion?